These functions interface the CCVS API, allowing you to work
directly with CCVS from your PHP scripts. CCVS is RedHat's solution to the "middle-man"
in credit card processing. It lets you directly address the
credit card clearing houses via your *nix box and a modem. Using
the CCVS module for PHP, you can process credit cards directly
through CCVS via your PHP Scripts. The following references will
outline the process.
CCVS has been discontinued by Red Hat and there are no plans
to issue further keys or support contracts. Those looking for a
replacement can consider
MCVE by Main Street Softworks
as a potential replacement. It is similar in design and has documented
This extension has been removed from PHP and is no
longer available as of PHP 4.3.0. If you want to use credit card
processing features you can use MCVE
To enable CCVS Support in PHP, first verify your CCVS installation
directory. You will then need to configure PHP with the --with-ccvs option. If you use this
option without specifying the path to your CCVS installation, PHP
will attempt to look in the default CCVS Install location
(/usr/local/ccvs). If CCVS is in a non-standard location,
run configure with: --with-ccvs=[DIR], where
DIR is the path to your CCVS installation. Please note that CCVS support
requires that DIR/lib and DIR/include exist, and include
cv_api.h under the include directory and
libccvs.a under the lib directory.
Additionally, a ccvsd process will need to be running for the configurations
you intend to use in your PHP scripts. You will also need to make sure the PHP
Processes are running under the same user as your CCVS was installed as (e.g.
if you installed CCVS as user 'ccvs', your PHP processes must run as 'ccvs' as