The GreenGeeks Lab is always busy working on new innovations to make our hosting cutting-edge and to provide more value for our customers. I’m happy to announce that GreenGeeks is now able to offer 100% PCI Compliant Web Hosting.
Recently, we announced changes to TLS and cipher suites which has allowed us to increase security on our platform and at the same time become PCI compliant.
Before the changes to TLS & Cipher suites, PCI Compliance on our shared hosting platform was not possible, which required customers to upgrade to a Virtual Private Server (VPS) in order to become PCI compliant. This was because a VPS allows customers greater flexibility and control of their hosting environment.
If you’re a customer who runs an online store using scripts such as Magento, Open Cart, PrestaShop, etc, then it’s critical that you ensure your business is PCI Compliant. This applies to any business who is accepting and storing cardholder data.
Benefits of PCI Compliant Hosting
Businesses who attain compliance do benefit from several advantages over those who don’t. Here are some:
- A reduced risk of security breaches
- Peace of mind for your clients and you.
- Increase of Customer Confidence = More Sales
- Avoid Costly Fines
- It’s Quick & Easy
PCI Compliance is available across all of our shared hosting platforms (shared/reseller) for a fee of $129.95 which includes an SSL certificate and dedicated IP. For customers who are on our Premium plan, PCI compliance is included at no extra cost. This covers PCI Type A & B Compliance.
While GreenGeeks is PCI compliant, we do not perform compliance scans which are regularly required to be fully PCI compliant. Most merchant providers offer scanning services free of charge.
If you’re interested in PCI Compliance for your hosting account, please get in touch with our support team. We’ll be more than happy to help you.