In case you intend to use an SSL Certificate for your site, to protect the payment and login info which users post, you will need a Certificate Signing Request, or 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 website, the Business/Organization name, physical and e-mail address. It should be submitted to a vendor, or Certificate Authority, which reviews the posted info and depending on it, issues the SSL certificate. The actual SSL installation requires 4 bits of code - the certificate, the CSR, a special 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 from an Internet browser.
SSL Certificate Generator in Cloud Hosting
Since SSL certificates are some of the services which we provide along with our cloud hosting packages, you are able to get an SSL for any website hosted in an account on our end with only a few clicks. In addition, we have an auto-installer tool, so when you approve your order via email, our system will set everything up for you and it'll install your certificate, the CSR plus the 2 private keys. After that, you'll be able to open your website with https:// and any info submitted on it will be encoded, therefore no unauthorized people can intercept it. If you've picked another 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 service provider.