A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is required if you want to have an SSL certificate that will encode all the payment and account information which are exchanged between your site and its visitors. The CSR contains info about the site and its owner in Base64-encoded form - website address, physical address plus email, company name and unit, etcetera. Based upon this code, a certified SSL vendor issues the certificate, which is digitally signed with the vendor's private key to identify that they're a trusted issuer. Throughout the CSR generation, a unique private key is also generated and the installation of the SSL involves all four codes - both the keys, the certificate along with the CSR. Next, you can use a URL that begins with https:// for your site instead of http:// and the website visitors will be able to view the info that you've provided for the CSR via their Internet browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Shared Hosting
If you host a site in a shared hosting account purchased from our company and its customers send sensitive data, you'll be able to get an SSL certificate for it directly from your website hosting Control Panel and with just a few clicks. We have an easy-to-operate order wizard, therefore you just have to choose the domain/subdomain and type in the mandatory info for the Certificate Signing Request. You will receive an e-mail to approve your order and soon after the SSL is issued, it will be set up automatically by our system, so you won't need to deal with any codes or settings. If you wish to use the services of another Certificate Authority, you can only get a CSR through your Control Panel then copy the code that you have to submit for the SSL. You shall find the private key generated together with the CSR in the very same section.