Hosted Payment Form
A Hosted Payment Form is a secure, web-based payment form that is hosted and managed by a third-party payment processor.
When customers initiate a payment on a merchant’s website, they are redirected to the hosted payment form to input their payment details. This redirection is seamless and typically transparent to the customers, offering them a secure and consistent checkout experience.
The primary advantage of using a hosted payment form is that sensitive payment information — such as credit card numbers — never passes through or is stored on the merchant’s server. This not only enhances the security of customer data but also reduces the merchant’s burden of compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
By entrusting the handling of sensitive payment data to a dedicated payment processor with robust security measures, merchants can focus more on their core business operations while ensuring a safe and compliant payment process for their customers.