A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is required when you want to acquire an SSL certificate which will encode all the payment and login info that are exchanged between your site and its visitors. The CSR contains info about the site plus its owner in Base64-encoded form - web address, physical address as well as e-mail, company name and unit, and the like. Based upon this code, a licensed SSL vendor issues the certificate, that's digitally signed with the vendor's private key in order to identify that they're a dependable issuer. At the time of the CSR generation, a unique private key is also created and the set up of the SSL involves all of the 4 codes - the two keys, the certificate plus the CSR. Then, you'll be able to use a URL that starts with https:// for your website rather than http:// and the site visitors will be able to view the information that you have provided for the CSR using their web browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Cloud Hosting
If you host a site in a cloud hosting account purchased from our company and its users send sensitive info, you will be able to acquire an SSL certificate for it directly from your hosting Control Panel and with no more than a couple of clicks. We have an easy-to-work-with order wizard, which means that you just have to choose the domain/subdomain and enter the mandatory info for your Certificate Signing Request. You will receive an email to approve your order and shortly after the SSL is issued, it will be set up automatically by our system, so you will not need to deal with any codes or settings. If you would like to use the services of some other Certificate Authority, you can only obtain a CSR through your Control Panel then copy the code that you are required to submit for the SSL. You will find the private key generated along with the CSR in the same section.