A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is needed if you want to obtain an SSL certificate which will encode all the payment and account information that will be exchanged between your site and its visitors. The CSR contains info about the website and its owner in Base64-encoded form - website address, physical address plus e-mail, company name and unit, etcetera. Based on this code, a licensed SSL vendor gives you the certificate, which is digitally signed with the vendor's private key in order to show that they are a trusted issuer. Throughout 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 plus the CSR. Next, you'll be able to use a URL beginning with https:// for your website instead of http:// and the site visitors can view the info that you have provided for the CSR via their web browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Cloud Website Hosting
As SSL certificates are among the services which we offer along with our cloud website hosting plans, you will be able to obtain an SSL for any site hosted in an account on our end with only a few clicks. In addition, we have an auto-installer tool, so once you approve your order through e-mail, our system will set everything up on your behalf and it will install the certificate, the CSR plus the 2 private keys. After that, you will be able to load your site with https:// and any information submitted on it will be encrypted, therefore no unauthorized people can intercept it. In case you've picked a different SSL vendor, you can only generate a Certificate Signing Request within your account on our end together with the unique private key, then save the CSR code and submit it to the other vendor.