A CSR is short for Certificate Signing Request. Your SSL certificate authority (CA) will ask for a certificate signing request to complete the certificate purchase. This article will guide you in creating a CSR for your SSL Certificate(s) via cPanel.
This tutorial is written using the 'Paper Latern' theme as a Reseller/root user, so your front end of cPanel may differ slightly, however the basics should be the same.
That's it! You've generated your CSR successfully.
Now you can use this CSR for creating a proper signed SSL Certificate from a SSL Certificate Authority. Next, read how to install the signed SSL Certificate in cPanel in our Wiki.
Most SSL Certificate Authorities will prompt/ask for 'Web Server Type' when purchasing a SSL Certificate. The best choise/option would be 'cPanel', however if the cPanel option is not listed, 'Apache/OpenSSL+ModSSL' would be adquate options as well.