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How to Redirect HTTP to HTTPS using .htaccess or web.config

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A brief guide to redirect website from HTTP to HTTPS using .htaccess or web.config file

Website security is an inevitable need for any business, as the user will experience safe environment over the website. Many sites run with both versions HTTP and HTTPS that could cause SSL warnings and entice hackers to breach the website. It is recommended to force SSL connection on your entire website and ensure that web users are browsing your site over HTTPS secure channel.

To redirect website from HTTP to HTTPS, you need to contain following code using .htaccess or web.config files which depends upon server you use.

Redirect HTTP to HTTPS using .htaccess

Linux & cPanel
You need to place below code in .htaccess file in the cPanel on your Linux based server. This code forces users to redirect to HTTPS connection.

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !on [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.
RewriteRule (.*) https://www.domainname.com%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

Redirect HTTP to HTTPS using web.config

Windows & Plesk
You should use following code using web.config in Plesk panel on your Windows based server to redirect web traffic on HTTPS secure website.

<configuration>
<system.webServer>
<rewrite>
    <rules>
       <rule name="HTTP to HTTPS redirect" stopProcessing="true"> 
         <match url="(.*)" /> 
         <conditions> 
           <add input="{HTTPS}" pattern="off" ignoreCase="true" />
         </conditions> 
         <action type="Redirect" redirectType="Permanent" url="https://{HTTP_HOST}/{R:1}" />
       </rule> 
    </rules>
</rewrite>
</system.webServer>
</configuration>

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$10.00/year
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Algorithm SHA-2 Enabled SHA-2 Enabled SHA-2 Enabled
Search Engine Visibility SSL will boost Google rankings SSL will boost Google rankings SSL will boost Google rankings
Validation Type Domain Validation - DV Domain Validation - DV Domain Validation - DV
Issuance Time 15 minutes or less 15 minutes or less 15 minutes or less
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Client OS compatibility 99% 99% 99%
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