I am hoping someone much smarter than i regarding bitcoin can point me in the right direction. And im sorry if my questions sound dumb....
I am trying to work out how i can check if a transaction has been made to a specific address (so my "ecommerce" system knows the payment was made). I would however like to do this without relying on 3rd party sites/API's
I though the answer maybe to run bitcoind on my web-facing server, but now im not so sure; As it seems i can only get transaction details for addresses within my wallet (stored on the web server) and i did not plan on having the BTC stored in the online wallet as i only wanted to check the transaction and store the BTC's in an offline wallet. (if i was to store BTC in a wallet hosted on a web server is this a BIG security risk of having my lovely BTC's stolen?).
I have spent all night (now 7.30 am) trying to work out a plan of action, but think i am now more confused than when i started :-(
I would be very grateful if anyone could point me in the right direction as i really want to develop a BTC related website (and think i may have a good community based idea for a site).
Best Regards Ford