Keeping your customers safe whilst they shop.

PCI hosting and compliance is currently required by any website that allows customers to input their card details.

What is PCI DSS Compliance?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard for organizations that handle credit card and debit card information. Defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, the standard was created to increase controls around credit card data to reduce credit card fraud via its exposure.

If you want to sell online and accept payments from Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover credit cards, your software and hosting needs to be PCI compliant.

How do I become PCI Compliant?

Nimbus Hosting are here to guide you through what can be a complicated process to make sure that your website is fully compliant to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

We highly recommend to discuss your needs firstly with your online payment provider, we have listed a few of the most popular providers below, with links to their PCI Compliance pages.

Nimbus can help

Once you have discussed this with your payment provider, please contact Nimbus to talk through your specific needs for your server. We will then make sure that your server is fully optimised as per your needs.

You will then need to subscribe to a PCI scanning service in order to be assessed and certified as meeting the PCI DSS compliance standards. There are 2 services that we recommend using:

What are the benefits of PCI?

There are a number of both direct and indirect benefits of PCI compliance.
These include:


Increasing consumer trust is very good for business, especially as many consumers don’t feel comfortable making purchases online.


Protecting your reputation and image, which can be severely damaged by a breach of security, identity theft or card fraud.


Protecting yourself from fines, which can occur if you suffer an Account Data Compromise. These can often involve covering the cost of replacing cards, paying for on-going monitoring and flat fines from the regulator.


Protecting against online threats, with regular scans and monitoring keeping on top of your web security.


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