A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is required in case you wish to get an SSL certificate which will encrypt the payment and account info which will be exchanged between your site and its customers. The CSR contains info about the website and its owner in Base64-encoded form - web address, physical address plus e-mail, company name and unit, etcetera. Based on this code, an accredited SSL vendor issues the certificate, that's digitally signed with the vendor's private key in order to identify that they are a trusted issuer. Throughout the CSR generation, a unique private key is also generated and the set up of the SSL involves all of the 4 codes - both the keys, the certificate plus the CSR. Then, you can use a URL starting with https:// for your website rather than http:// and the site visitors can view the information that you've provided for the CSR through their Internet browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Website Hosting
If you host a website in a website hosting account acquired from our company and its users send sensitive information, you can obtain an SSL certificate for it directly from your web hosting Control Panel and with just a couple of clicks. We have an easy-to-use order wizard, therefore you only have to select the domain/subdomain and type in the mandatory information for your Certificate Signing Request. You will receive an email message to approve the order and soon after the SSL is issued, it'll be set up automatically by our system, so you will not have to deal with any codes or settings. If you want to use the services of another Certificate Authority, you can only get a CSR through your Control Panel and then copy the code that you are required to submit for the SSL. You shall find the private key generated along with the CSR in the same section.
SSL Certificate Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel that is provided with our semi-dedicated server accounts has a built-in SSL certificate request generator, so if you host a website that you would like to secure, you are able to acquire a new SSL with a couple of clicks. You will only need to type in the info for your certificate if it is different from the one you already have in your account and our system will set up the Certificate Signing Request in addition to the private key associated with it. If you decide to get the SSL from us, you just need to choose the auto-configuration option during your 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 obtain the SSL from another company, you just need to save the CSR code. Subsequently you'll need to install your certificate, yet if you haven't done this before or you experience any issues, you'll be able to contact us and we will install the SSL in a couple of minutes.