If you intend to use an SSL Certificate for your site, in order to protect the payment and login information that users upload, you will need a Certificate Signing Request, also known as CSR. The Request contains all the info for the entity that will use the SSL in an encoded form, for example the exact website address for the site, the Business/Organization name, physical and email address. It has to be submitted to a vendor, or Certificate Authority, which reviews the posted data and based on it, gives the SSL certificate. The actual SSL installation requires four different bits of code - the certificate, the CSR, a unique private key which is generated alongside the CSR and the SSL vendor private key. A site which has an SSL installed can be accessed with https:// rather than the usual http:// and the info submitted for the CSR can be viewed in standard text format via an Internet browser.
SSL Certificate Generator in Cloud Web Hosting
Since SSL certificates are among the services which we offer together with our cloud web hosting plans, you'll be able to get an SSL for any website hosted in an account here with just a couple of clicks. What's more, we have an auto-installer tool, so when you approve the order through email, our system will set everything up on your behalf and it will install your certificate, the CSR in addition to the two private keys. After that, you will be able to load your site with https:// and any information submitted on it will be encoded, so no unauthorized people can intercept it. When you have chosen a different SSL vendor, you can only generate a Certificate Signing Request inside your account on our end along with the unique private key, then save the CSR code and submit it to the other vendor.