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Forcing the domain to serve securely using HTTPS

in Miscellaneous on January 10, 2021

If you have added an SSL certificate to your domain, you can force all visits to your site to use HTTPS to ensure your traffic is secure.

You need to create/edit an .htaccess file on your server.

Where should the .htaccess file be created/located?

The .htaccess file should be located in your website’s primary directory.

If your site is ‘example.com’, the .htaccess file would go in the /home/username/example.com directory. You can also confirm your site’s web directory in the panel.

The following forces any http request to be rewritten using https.

For example, the following code forces a request to http://example.com to load https://example.com.

It also forces directly linked resources (images, css, etc.) to use https:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301,NE]

If this isn’t working for you, first check your line endings.

Copy/paste from your web browser into a text editor may not work right, so after pasting into your text editor you should delete each line break and add it back in (line break = return key).

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