A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is needed in case you wish to acquire an SSL certificate that will encode the payment and login info which will be exchanged between your site and its visitors. The CSR contains info about the site as well as its owner in Base64-encoded form - web address, physical address plus e-mail, company name and unit, and the like. Based on this code, a licensed SSL vendor issues the certificate, that is digitally signed with the vendor's private key in order to identify that they are 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 of the 4 codes - the two keys, the certificate as well as the CSR. Next, you'll be able to use a URL starting with https:// for your website instead of http:// and the site visitors can view the information that you've provided for the CSR via their Internet browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Cloud Web Hosting
As SSL certificates are among the services that we supply together with our cloud web hosting packages, you will be able to receive an SSL for any site hosted in an account here with just a couple of clicks. In addition, we have an auto-installer instrument, so when you approve the order through e-mail, our system will set everything up for you and it'll install your certificate, the CSR and the 2 private keys. Shortly after that, you will be able to visit your site with https:// and any info submitted on it will be secured, therefore no unauthorized people will be able to intercept it. In case you have picked some other SSL service provider, you can only generate 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 service provider.