If you'd like to use an SSL Certificate for your site, so as to protect the payment and login information that users send, you'll need a Certificate Signing Request, also known as CSR. The Request contains all the information related to the entity which will use the SSL in an encrypted form, for example the exact website address for the site, the Business/Organization name, physical and e-mail address. It needs to be sent to a vendor, or Certificate Authority, which reviews the provided data and based on it, issues the SSL certificate. The SSL installation requires four different bits of code - the certificate, the CSR, a specific private key that is generated together with the CSR and the SSL vendor private key. An Internet site that has an SSL installed can be opened with https:// rather than the usual http:// and the info submitted for the CSR will be viewed in standard text format via a web browser.
SSL Certificate Generator in Shared Web Hosting
In case you host a site in a shared web hosting account acquired through our company and its customers upload sensitive information, you can obtain an SSL certificate for it directly from your website hosting Control Panel and with only a few clicks. We have an easy-to-work-with order wizard, thus you just have to select the domain/subdomain and enter the mandatory details for the Certificate Signing Request. You'll receive an email to approve the order and shortly after the SSL is issued, it will be installed automatically by our system, so you won't need to deal with any codes or settings. If you'd like to use the services of another Certificate Authority, you can only get a CSR through your Control Panel and then copy the code that you need to submit for the SSL. You will see the private key generated along with the CSR in the very same section.