A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is required when you want to acquire an SSL certificate which will encode the payment and account details which are exchanged between your website and its visitors. The CSR contains information about the website and its owner in Base64-encoded form - website address, physical address along with email, company name and unit, and the like. Based upon this code, a licensed SSL vendor provides you with the certificate, that's digitally signed with the vendor's private key so as to show that they're a trusted issuer. During the CSR generation, a unique private key is also generated and the installation of the SSL involves all of the four codes - the two keys, the certificate plus the CSR. Next, you can use a URL that starts with https:// for your website instead of http:// and your website visitors will be able to view the info that you have provided for the CSR through their Internet browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Cloud Hosting
If you host a site in a cloud hosting account ordered through our company and its users submit private information, you will be able to acquire an SSL certificate for it straight from your web hosting Control Panel and with no more than a few clicks. We have an easy-to-work-with order wizard, which means that you only need to select the domain/subdomain and type in the required info for the Certificate Signing Request. You'll receive an e-mail to approve the order and shortly after the SSL is issued, it'll be set up automatically by our system, so you won't need to deal with any codes or settings. If you would like to use the services of another Certificate Authority, you can only create a CSR from your Control Panel then copy the code that you are required to submit for the SSL. You'll see the private key generated together with the CSR in the very same section.