A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is needed in case you would like to obtain an SSL certificate which will encode all the payment and account info that are exchanged between your website and its customers. The CSR contains information about the site and its owner in Base64-encoded form - website address, physical address plus email, company name and unit, etc. Based upon this code, a registered SSL vendor gives you the certificate, that is digitally signed with the vendor's private key so as to identify that they are a trusted issuer. During the CSR generation, a unique private key is also created and the installation of the SSL involves all four codes - both the keys, the certificate plus the CSR. Next, you'll be able to use a URL beginning with https:// for your site rather than http:// and the website visitors can view the info that you have provided for the CSR through their web browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Shared Website Hosting
We offer SSL certificates along with our shared website hosting packages, so if you'd like to provide protection to the details your visitors upload, you are able to get one from the Hepsia Control Panel. Using our SSL wizard, you can type in the company/personal details that you'd like to be associated with the certificate and our system will create the CSR and a unique private key. You'll get a message from our vendor to verify the order and next, the SSL certificate will be installed automatically if you have selected this attribute in the wizard throughout your order. This way, you won't need to do anything at all manually since our system will do the required and your new certificate will be active soon after that. Needless to say, should you prefer to use some other SSL vendor, you can still use the CSR that you have generated using your account.
SSL Certificate Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you launch an electronic store and you have some login form and your website is hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our cloud hosting platform, you might want to use an SSL certificate. Since we offer SSLs together with our web hosting services, you will be able to get a new certificate via the same Hepsia Control Panel where you manage your content. All you'll have to do is to type in the required information - personal and business. Since we have an auto-installer, our system will create the Certificate Signing Request as well as the Private Key, then keep track of the SSL status with our vendor and install everything for you. The only action required on your end is to accept the certificate order via e-mail. If you already have an alternative vendor, you can only get a CSR and then submit it to them, so that they can issue an SSL which you can set up inside your account here.