If you'd like to use an SSL Certificate on your site, in order to protect the payment and login info which users upload, you will need a Certificate Signing Request, or CSR. The Request contains all the information for the entity which will use the SSL in an encoded form, for instance the exact web address for the website, the Business/Organization name, physical and email address. It needs to be sent to a service provider, or Certificate Authority, which reviews the posted information and depending on it, issues the SSL certificate. The actual SSL set up requires four different bits of code - the certificate, the CSR, a specific private key that's generated along with 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 information submitted for the CSR will be viewed in standard text format via a web browser.
SSL Certificate Generator in Shared Hosting
In case you host a site in a shared hosting account obtained through our company and its users upload private information, you will be able to get an SSL certificate for it directly through your website hosting Control Panel and with only a few clicks. We have an easy-to-use order wizard, therefore you only need to choose the domain/subdomain and enter the needed details for the Certificate Signing Request. You'll receive an e-mail to approve your order and soon after the SSL is issued, it will be installed automatically by our system, so you will not have to deal with any codes or settings. If you intend to use the services of some other Certificate Authority, you can only generate a CSR from your Control Panel then copy the code that you need to submit for the SSL. You will find the private key generated together with the CSR in the very same section.