A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is needed when you wish to have an SSL certificate which will encrypt all of the payment and account details which will be 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, etc. Based on this code, a certified SSL vendor provides you with the certificate, that is digitally signed with the vendor's private key in order to identify that they're a reliable issuer. At the time of the CSR generation, a unique private key is also generated and the set up of the SSL involves all 4 codes - both the keys, the certificate as well as the CSR. Next, you can use a URL that starts with https:// for your website rather than http:// and your site visitors can view the information that you have provided for the CSR using their web browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel which comes with our semi-dedicated server accounts has a built-in SSL certificate request generator, so in case you host a website that you'd like to secure, you will be able to obtain a new SSL with a few clicks. You will just have to enter the details for your certificate if it's different from the one you already have inside the account and our system will create the Certificate Signing Request along with the private key associated with it. If you decide to obtain the SSL from our company, you only need to pick the auto-configuration option during your order and our system will do the necessary, so you will not need to set up the certificate manually. In case you plan to acquire the SSL from a different company, you only need to save the CSR code. Subsequently you will have to set up your certificate, however if you haven't done this before or you experience any troubles, you will be able to get in touch with us and we'll set up the SSL in a few minutes.