A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is needed when you want to acquire an SSL certificate which will encrypt the payment and account information that are exchanged between your site and its users. The CSR contains information about the website and its owner in Base64-encoded form - web address, physical address as well as e-mail, company name and unit, etc. Based upon this code, an authorized SSL vendor issues the certificate, that's digitally signed with the vendor's private key in order to recognize that they're a reliable issuer. Throughout the CSR generation, a unique private key is also created and the set up of the SSL involves all of the 4 codes - both the keys, the certificate and the CSR. After that, you can use a URL beginning with https:// for your site rather than http:// and your site visitors will be able to view the information that you've provided for the CSR using their Internet browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Website Hosting
In case you host a website in a website hosting account purchased through our company and its customers submit private information, you can obtain an SSL certificate for it directly through your web hosting Control Panel and with no more than a few clicks. We have an easy-to-work-with order wizard, therefore you just need to select the domain/subdomain and enter the needed data for your Certificate Signing Request. You'll receive an email message to approve your order and soon after the SSL is issued, it'll be set up automatically by our system, so you will not need to deal with any codes or settings. If you intend to use the services of some other Certificate Authority, you can only acquire a CSR through your Control Panel then copy the code that you need to submit for the SSL. You'll see the private key generated along with the CSR in the very same section.