The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements set up to ensure that any company that processes, stores or transmits credit card information maintain a secure environment. This environment includes your business network and your website, if you accept credit card payments through your website.
Your merchant company and it's related service providers are responsible for enforcing compliance. In most cases, this generally includes a self assessment questionnaire for your local business network and a website scan for your website.
Any company or organization that accepts card holder data is subject to the PCI DSS requirements. How this effects you depends upon your merchant account organization.
We provide PCI compliant servers for our customers who require the service. PCI compliance restricts access and requires enhanced security. This means that some components you need for your website may not be available on a PCI compliant server. In those cases, we often recommend a standard server for your website and hosting only the payment process through the PCI compliant server.
For more information on PCI compliance, visit pcicomplianceguide.org.