rocknbil - 5:05 pm on Aug 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
I host at rackspace and was quoted $7,000 to $10,000 per MONTH for PCI Compliance.
That's pretty much unrealistic. Sorta like still charging $35 a year for domain names. (*cough*)
Lease a dedi, even an economy solution, for around $1100- $1500/year, and you can make it PCI compliant. Half of it will be in your programming, the other half in resolving server issues for which you'll need a good system admin's assistance - money well spent.
For details, see previous, there is no reason to store CC info at all. Pass all that off the a gateway.