Lewis Hill - Web Enthusiast, Design Junkie, Terrible Magician.

Redirect HTTP to HTTPS

Recently I needed to secure a project I’ve been working on for a Packaging Equipment company. To do this, it was necessary for me to change the site from http protocol, to https.

Buying the secure certificate and the hosting for the domain is easy enough, but when it’s all in place, I essentially have 2 websites on my hands.

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http://mydomain.com

and

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https://mydomain.com

I personally had no use for the non-secure connection, so I needed to find a way to redirect http to https.

After about an hour of failed attempts with StackExchange, I asked on my favourite web design forum, and my prayers were answered by DigitalSquid, who provided the following code to place in a .htaccess file.

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RewriteEngine On
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RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
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RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}

That’s all there was to it.

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