A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is needed when you want to acquire an SSL certificate that will encode the payment and account information which will be exchanged between your site and its users. 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, etc. Based on this code, a certified SSL vendor gives you the certificate, that's digitally signed with the vendor's private key so as to recognize that they are a dependable issuer. During the CSR generation, a unique private key is also created and the set up of the SSL involves all of the 4 codes - the two keys, the certificate as well as the CSR. Next, you will be able to use a URL that starts 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 through their web browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Hosting
If you host a site in a hosting account acquired from our company and its users submit private information, you will be able to obtain an SSL certificate for it straight from your website hosting Control Panel and with no more than a few clicks. We have an easy-to-operate order wizard, thus you just need to select the domain/subdomain and type in the necessary data for your Certificate Signing Request. You will receive an e-mail to approve your order and soon after the SSL is issued, it'll be installed automatically by our system, so you will not need to deal with any codes or settings. If you would like to use the services of another Certificate Authority, you can only obtain a CSR from your Control Panel and then copy the code that you have to submit for the SSL. You'll see the private key generated together with the CSR in the very same section.