There are possibilities to digitally process payments on your website as explained in further detail below. Typically these options use 3rd party payment gateways such as PayPal, to direct the customer to a secure site where the monetary transaction is processed in confidence and the funds are transferred to an account under your control. Most all payment gateways charge a fee for handling the secure transactions in turn for providing a safe, reliable and easy method to process payments on your site.
Alternatively, some servers offered at 1&1 may be configured to meet the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). Any server that intends to receive, process or store secure payment details must first meet the PCI DSS and pass a security assessment by a certified Quality Security Assessor before accepting legitimate transactions.