A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is needed when you want to obtain an SSL certificate that will encrypt all the payment and account info that will be exchanged between your website and its customers. The CSR contains info about the website and its owner in Base64-encoded form - website address, physical address as well as email, company name and unit, etcetera. Based upon this code, a certified SSL vendor provides you with the certificate, that's digitally signed with the vendor's private key to recognize that they're a reliable issuer. Throughout the CSR generation, a unique private key is also generated and the installation of the SSL involves all of the 4 codes - the two keys, the certificate plus the CSR. Then, you will be able to use a URL that begins with https:// for your site instead of http:// and the website visitors can view the information that you have provided for the CSR using their web browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Website Hosting
If you host a website in a website hosting
account purchased from our company and its users submit private info, you will be able to obtain an SSL certificate for it directly from your web hosting Control Panel and with just a few clicks. We have an easy-to-operate order wizard, so you only have to select the domain/subdomain and type in the necessary information for the Certificate Signing Request. You will receive an email message to approve your order and soon after the SSL is issued, it'll be set up automatically by our system, so you won't have to deal with any codes or settings. If if you plan to use the services of some other Certificate Authority, you can only get a CSR through your Control Panel and 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 same section.
SSL Certificate Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is provided with our semi-dedicated server
accounts has an inbuilt SSL certificate request generator, so if you host a site that you'd like to secure, you can order a new SSL with a couple of clicks. You'll just have to enter the details for your certificate in case it's not the same as the one you already have inside the account and our system will set up the Certificate Signing Request along with the private key related to it. If you decide to acquire the SSL from us, you only need to choose the auto-configuration option during the order and our system will do the necessary, so you will not have to install the certificate manually. In the event that you prefer to get the SSL from a different company, you just have to save the CSR code. Subsequently you'll have to set up the certificate, however if you haven't done this before or you have any issues, you can contact us and we'll install the SSL in a couple of minutes.