These functions interface the MCVE (Monetra) API (libmonetra,
formerly known as libmcve), allowing you
to work directly with MCVE/Monetra from your PHP scripts.
MCVE/Monetra is Main Street Softworks' solution to direct
credit/debit/gift card processing for Linux/Unix/MacOSX/Windows
( 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/Monetra module for PHP, you can process
credit cards directly through MCVE/Monetra via your PHP scripts.
The following references will outline the process.
MCVE/Monetra is the replacement for RedHat's CCVS. They contracted with
RedHat in late 2001 to migrate all existing clientele to the
This extension has been moved to the PECL repository and is no longer bundled with
PHP as of PHP 5.1.0.
Note: This extension is not
available on Windows platforms.
To enable MCVE (Monetra) Support in PHP, first verify your LibMonetra
(formerly libmcve) installation directory. If you are compiling
MCVE/Monetra support directly into PHP, you will then need to configure
PHP with the --with-mcve option. If you
use this option without specifying the path to your libmonetra installation,
PHP will attempt to look in the default LibMonetra Install location
(/usr/local). If Monetra (MCVE) is in a non-standard
location, run configure with: --with-mcve=$mcve_path, where $mcve_path
is the path to your MCVE/Monetra installation. Please note that
MCVE/Monetra support requires that $mcve_path/lib and $mcve_path/include
exist, and include mcve.h or
monetra.h under the include directory and
libmcve.so and/or libmcve.a
and/or libmonetra.so and/or
libmonetra.a under the lib directory.
If you want to install MCVE/Monetra support as a module, you can do
so by using the PECL repository, and issuing the 'pecl install mcve'
command if you are running a PEAR version of at least 1.4.0.
Since MCVE/Monetra has true server/client separation, there are no
additional requirements for running PHP with MCVE support. To test
your MCVE/Monetra extension in PHP, you may connect to
testbox.monetra.com on port 8333 for IP, or port 8444 for SSL using
the MCVE/Monetra PHP API.
Use 'vitale' for your username, and 'test' for your password.
Additional information about test facilities are available at