A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is needed if you would like to acquire an SSL certificate which will encode all the payment and login details which will be exchanged between your website and its clients. The CSR contains information about the site and its owner in Base64-encoded form - website address, physical address along with email, company name and unit, etcetera. Based on this code, an accredited SSL vendor issues the certificate, which is digitally signed with the vendor's private key so as to identify that they're a trusted issuer. At the time of the CSR generation, a unique private key is also created and the installation of the SSL involves all four codes - the two keys, the certificate plus the CSR. Next, you will be able to use a URL beginning with https:// for your website instead of http:// and your website visitors can view the info that you've provided for the CSR using their web browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Web Hosting
Since SSL certificates are some of the services that we offer together with our web hosting plans, you will be able to receive an SSL for any site hosted in an account here with a few clicks. What's more, we have an auto-installer tool, so after you approve the order via e-mail, our system will set everything up on your behalf and it will install your certificate, the CSR and the two private keys. After that, you will be able to load your site with https:// and any data submitted on it will be protected, therefore no unauthorized people can intercept it. If you've chosen another SSL vendor, you can only create a Certificate Signing Request within your account on our end along with the unique private key, then save the CSR code and submit it to the other vendor.