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Configure Your Payment Gateway

September 13, 2021


Configuring Your Payment Gateway for StoreBuilder



Now that you have your StoreBuilder store up and running, you will be thinking about how you collect payments from your customer.

What is Payment Gateway?


On the Internet, a payment gateway is cloud-based software that connects a customer to the merchant to facilitate payments. The payment gateway is the mechanism that reads and transfers payment information from a customer to the merchant's bank account. The payment gateway captures the payment method's data, ensures funds are available, and enables a merchant to get paid.


Are Stripe & PayPal the Best Payment Gateways?


Yes, according to TechRadar, Stripe and PayPal are the top two payment gateways:

Best Payment Gateways Of 2022 | TechRadar


StoreBuilder & Collecting Payments

Your new store comes ready to use with a powerful payment processor (sometimes referred to as a ‘gateway’) called Stripe. Since credit cards are super-ultra-sensitive information, eCommerce regulations require that information to be on absolute lockdown. That is where Stripe comes in.

Now that you have your StoreBuilder store up and running, you will be thinking about how you collect payments from your customer.



Your customers’ financial data will never live on your StoreBuilder site. It will live in Stripe and communicate via a secure protocol between the two services.


Setting Up Stripe or PayPal on Your StoreBuilder Site



Setting up Stripe or PayPal is now much easier on your StoreBuilder site.

Setting up Stripe or PayPal is now much easier on your StoreBuilder site.



From the Setup Admin tab, you can select to either Connect Stripe or PayPal. Selecting each payment gateway will then walk you through creating an account or linking an existing one. The correct payment gateway plugins for Stripe and PayPal will also be automatically installed when you go through to connect your site.


Get Started with Stripe: Connect Stripe



Get Started with Stripe: Connect Stripe


Get Started with Stripe: Email



Get Started with Stripe: Email



Get Started with PayPal: PayPal Plans



Get Started with PayPal: PayPal Plans


Get Started with PayPal: Email



Get Started with PayPal: Email



Follow the steps in the configure payments section, which will walk through the complete process.


About Using Stripe as Your Payment Gateway



Using Stripe as your payment gateway in your StoreBuilder site means that you are able to accept payments from Apple Pay, Google Pay, Microsoft Pay, and Samsung Pay.

This WooCommerce help article will explain what customers will see when you go to purchase products on the checkout page of your StoreBuilder site.

The video tutorials inside your WordPress dashboard include a short guide on tailoring your Stripe Account.

For 24-hour assistance any day of the year, contact our support team by email or through your Client Portal.


Try StoreBuilder!




Note: This article was originally published in September 2021. It has since been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Consider StoreBuilder with Nexcess

StoreBuilder is a reasonably new product by Nexcess, so our Nexcess Knowledge Base and help sections are still a work in progress. However, we did test it against other products out there and its performance is outstanding!


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Faster Speeds, Stronger Security, Inherent Scalability and Trusted Support.


Our range of hosting plans caters to any business scale. We do all the heavy lifting for you to focus on growing your business. In addition, we automatically update core components and plugins to the latest version and ensure your hosting environment is properly optimized, secured, and updated.

Nexcess infrastructure was specially designed to keep up the best speed and performance in the industry. No traffic surge can threaten your website to go down thanks to our autoscaling technology which adds more resources to your server to handle the load. In addition, we offer always-on security monitoring and support from web hosting experts 24/7/365 and a built-in CDN with 22 locations and advanced caching for ultra-fast loading.

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Resources for More Information


Need more help? The WPQuickStart and StoreBuilder section within the Nexcess Knowledge Base are important resources for those seeking additional knowledge. In addition the Applications, WooCommerce, and WordPress sections are great for discovering helpful insights.

The Applications section also contains valuable insights for those seeking additional knowledge about our other various hosted applications and platforms. Check out our related video playlists and articles below:

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We make applications easy with environment optimizations for:

And there are many more!

We also have a variety of Nexcess support articles about how best to implement our product offerings housed in the Nexcess Knowledge Base, including how to get your site going with a number of different configuration options. These resources include a great article on setting this up for Migrating to Nexcess with managed WordPress and managed WooCommerce hosting.

Next Steps with Fully Managed WordPress Hosting?

Read more about the Fully Managed WordPress Hosting and its benefits for your business.

Build Better Websites with Fully Managed WordPress Hosting

It’s hosting optimized for WordPress. That means a faster, more secure and scalable website. Smart monitoring tools are built-in to help you keep it that way.

It’s why WordPress Users Trust Nexcess Hosting.


We also have a variety of Nexcess support articles about WordPress, including how to get your site going with a number of different configuration options. These resources include a great article on setting this up for Migrating to Nexcess with managed WordPress and managed WooCommerce hosting.

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Luke Cavanagh
Luke Cavanagh


Product Operations Manager at Nexcess. A devoted husband and tween wrangler. Synthwave enthusiast. Jerry Goldsmith fan. Doctor Who fan and related gubbins.