A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is needed in case you would like to acquire an SSL certificate which will encode the payment and login details that will be exchanged between your site and its clients. The CSR contains info about the site and its owner in Base64-encoded form - website address, physical address along with email, company name and unit, etc. Based on this code, an accredited SSL vendor gives you the certificate, that's digitally signed with the vendor's private key so as to identify that they're a dependable issuer. At the time of the CSR generation, a unique private key is also generated and the set up of the SSL involves all 4 codes - the two keys, the certificate and the CSR. Next, you can use a URL that starts with https:// for your site rather than http:// and your website visitors will be able to view the info that you've provided for the CSR through their web browsers.

SSL Certificate Generator in Web Hosting

Since SSL certificates are among the services which we offer together with our web hosting plans, you're able to get an SSL for any site hosted in an account on our end with only a couple of clicks. What's more, we have an auto-installer instrument, so after you approve your order using e-mail, our system will set everything up on your behalf and it'll install the certificate, the CSR and the 2 private keys. After that, you will be able to open your website with https:// and any information submitted on it will be secured, which means that no unauthorized people can intercept it. If you've chosen a different 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 service provider.