A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is needed in case you want to acquire an SSL certificate which will encode all of the payment and login details which are exchanged between your website and its users. The CSR contains info about the site and its owner in Base64-encoded form - web address, physical address plus email, company name and unit, etc. Based on this code, a registered SSL vendor issues the certificate, which is digitally signed with the vendor's private key to recognize 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 four codes - both the keys, the certificate and the CSR. Then, you'll be able to use a URL starting with https:// for your website rather than http:// and the site visitors will be able to view the info that you have provided for the CSR via their web browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Cloud Web Hosting
As SSL certificates are among the services that we provide along with our cloud web hosting plans, you are able to obtain an SSL for any site hosted in an account here with several clicks. Furthermore, we have an auto-installer instrument, so as soon as you approve the order via email, our system will set everything up for you and it will install your certificate, the CSR as well as the two private keys. After that, you will be able to visit your website with https:// and any info submitted on it will be protected, so no unauthorized people will be able to intercept it. When you've picked some other SSL service provider, you can only create a Certificate Signing Request within your account on our end along with the unique private key, then save the CSR code and submit it to the other service provider.