Charging Credit Cards from your RdbHost app

Credit card payments are important to a wide range of web applications. Examples of how web applications rely on credit cards include:

  •   subscriptions for web services
  •   physical products from shopping carts
  •   donations provides credit card processing services to web applications.

We provide an interface, in

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Reasons.To Conference Elevator Pitch

I had the opportunity in September to speak at this conference, in Brighton England. The three minute pitch was not recorded, unfortunately, but I thought it was a good pitch for the service.

Another attendee did take photos, and I had the slides, so I recreated the presentation for a

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Wizard Update

The wizard has been rebuilt, to streamline the setup process somewhat.

Now, it includes a page to install an SSH key for password-free SFTP logins, and for adding SSL/TLS certificates from Let's Encrypt.

Also included, is the opportunity to add two-factor logins, using your smartphone and Google Authenticater.


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SSL Safety

Today, I created a new account on RdbHost, and immediately requested a Let's Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificate for it.

Qualys SSL Labs has a web service that tests the configuration of web servers, and assigns a grade A-F (like a school report card) on the security and also provides advice

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Let's Use SSL

Let's Encrypt, in cooperation with the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF), has been working to offer free SSL/TLS certificates to all. Their goal is to make the entire web a safer, more private place, with as many web connections as possible encrypted.

Through their service, RdbHost now offers free SSL

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Two Factor Authentication

RdbHost now supports two-factor authentication for login into the RdbHost website.

You can setup RdbHost logins in the Google Authenticor (GA) app in your smart phone, which creates a 'shared secret' between the GA app and RdbHost, and the login process will then require a time-coded number from the Google

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