These functions interface the MCVE API (libmcve), allowing you
to work directly with MCVE from your PHP scripts. MCVE is
Main Street Softworks' solution to direct credit card processing
for Linux / Unix ( http://www.mainstreetsoftworks.com/ ).
It lets you directly address the credit card clearing houses via
your *nix box, modem and/or internet connection (bypassing the
need for an additional service such as Authorize.Net or Pay
Flow Pro). Using the MCVE module for PHP, you can process
credit cards directly through MCVE via your PHP scripts. The
following references will outline the process.
MCVE is the replacement for RedHat's CCVS. They contracted with
RedHat in late 2001 to migrate all existing clientele to the
To enable MCVE Support in PHP, first verify your LibMCVE installation
directory. You will then need to configure PHP with the --with-mcve option. If you use this
option without specifying the path to your MCVE installation, PHP
will attempt to look in the default LibMCVE Install location
(/usr/local). If MCVE is in a non-standard location,
run configure with: --with-mcve=$mcve_path, where $mcve_path
is the path to your MCVE installation. Please note that MCVE
support requires that $mcve_path/lib and $mcve_path/include exist,
and include mcve.h under the include directory and
libmcve.so and/or libmcve.a under
the lib directory.
Since MCVE has true server/client separation, there are no additional
requirements for running PHP with MCVE support. To test your
MCVE extension in PHP, you may connect to testbox.mcve.com on
port 8333 for IP, or port 8444 for SSL using the MCVE PHP API.
Use 'vitale' for your username, and 'test' for your password.
Additional information about test facilities are available at