A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is needed when you wish to have an SSL certificate that will encrypt all the payment and account information that are exchanged between your site and its users. The CSR contains information about the site as well as its owner in Base64-encoded form - website address, physical address along with email, company name and unit, etcetera. Based on this code, a licensed SSL vendor provides you with the certificate, that's digitally signed with the vendor's private key in order to identify that they are a dependable issuer. During the CSR generation, a unique private key is also created and the set up of the SSL involves all 4 codes - both the keys, the certificate and the CSR. Next, you will be able to use a URL that begins with https:// for your site instead of http:// and your website visitors will be able to view the information that you've provided for the CSR using their Internet browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Cloud Hosting
As SSL certificates are among the services that we provide together with our cloud hosting packages, you can get an SSL for any site hosted in an account on our end with just several clicks. In addition, we have an auto-installer tool, so as soon as you approve your order via e-mail, our system will set everything up for you and it will install your certificate, the CSR as well as the two private keys. Shortly after that, you will be able to visit your website with https:// and any information submitted on it will be encoded, therefore no unauthorized people can intercept it. In case you have chosen a different SSL service provider, you can only generate a Certificate Signing Request inside your account on our end along with the unique private key, then save the CSR code and submit it to the other service provider.