As Wikipedia states, “A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for other servers located in their data center.”
“The scope of web hosting services varies greatly. The most basic is web page and small-scale file hosting, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a Web interfacePersonal web site hosting is typically free, advertisement-sponsored, or inexpensive. Business web site hosting often has a higher expense depending upon the size and type of the site.”
Alternative Merchant Processing has partnered with many web hosting organizations who are creating websites for their clients who need a payments interface. AMP works with a variety of payment gateways including authorize.net, verisign, nmi, card connect.com, rocketgate, and many others. As a payment processors, AMP is agnostic as to which gateway we and/or our merchant recommends.
It is important to note that many gateways may offer credit card processing as a service but typically their fees are significantly higher than those offered by AMP.