A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is required in case you would like to acquire an SSL certificate which will encrypt all the payment and login information which will be exchanged between your site and its customers. The CSR contains info about the website plus its owner in Base64-encoded form - website address, physical address plus e-mail, company name and unit, etc. Based on this code, a licensed SSL vendor gives you the certificate, that's digitally signed with the vendor's private key to identify that they are a reliable issuer. At the time of the CSR generation, a unique private key is also generated and the set up of the SSL involves all four codes - the two keys, the certificate plus the CSR. Then, you'll be able to use a URL that starts with https:// for your site rather than http:// and the website visitors will be able to view the information that you've provided for the CSR via their Internet browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Hosting
As SSL certificates are some of the services that we supply along with our hosting plans, you can receive an SSL for any website hosted in an account on our end with a couple of clicks. In addition, we have an auto-installer instrument, so once you approve your order via electronic mail, our system will set everything up on your behalf and it'll install your certificate, the CSR and the two private keys. Shortly after that, you'll be able to open your website with https:// and any details submitted on it will be secured, which means that no unauthorized people will be able to intercept it. In case you have chosen some other SSL vendor, you can only create a Certificate Signing Request in your account on our end along with the unique private key, then save the CSR code and submit it to the other vendor.