A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is required when you would like to acquire an SSL certificate that will encode all the payment and login information which are exchanged between your site and its customers. The CSR contains info about the site as well as its owner in Base64-encoded form - website address, physical address and email, company name and unit, etc. Based upon this code, a registered SSL vendor provides you with the certificate, which is digitally signed with the vendor's private key in order to identify that they're a trusted 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 and the CSR. Then, you can use a URL starting with https:// for your website rather than http:// and your website visitors can view the information that you've provided for the CSR via their Internet browsers.
SSL Certificate Generator in Shared Hosting
We provide SSL certificates together with our shared hosting packages, so if you'd like to give protection to the data your visitors send, you're able to get one directly from the Hepsia Control Panel. Using our SSL wizard, you can type in the company/personal details that you want 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 in order to confirm your order and after that, the SSL certificate will be installed automatically in case you have selected this function in the wizard throughout your order. This way, you won't have to do anything at all manually because our system will do the necessary and your brand new certificate will be active shortly after that. Certainly, if you prefer to use some other SSL vendor, you can still use the CSR that you've generated through your account.
SSL Certificate Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that comes with our semi-dedicated server accounts has an integrated SSL certificate request generator, so in case you host a site that you'd like to secure, you are able to get a new SSL with several clicks. You'll just have to type in the details for your certificate if it's different from the one you already have inside the account and our system will generate the Certificate Signing Request and the private key related to it. If you decide to acquire the SSL from our company, you only need to choose the auto-configuration option throughout your order and our system will do the necessary, so you will not have to set up the certificate manually. Should you want to get the SSL from some other company, you just have to save the CSR code. Afterwards you'll need to set up your certificate, but if you've never done this before or you have any issues, you'll be able to get in touch with us and we will set up the SSL in a few minutes.