A commerce server is a server
that provides the
technological basis for e-commerce website and electronic shops.A commerce server enables online business transactions. The transactions are mostly carried out with the corresponding credit card information of the buyer and the Secure Socket
Layer (SSL). Commerce servers link an eCommerce website to existing merchandise management systems. They are also the basis for integration into a technological multi-channel solution. A well-known and very widespread solution is the Microsoft Commerce Server. It uses the Microsoft .Net technology. In November 2011, Microsoft transferred the further development of this Commerce Server solution to the company Ascentium.