Forceful redirect from HTTP to HTTPS

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Forceful redirect from HTTP to HTTPS


Below method can be used when you wish all configured sites to definitely only use https:

server {
              listen 80
              server_name _;
              return 301 https://$host$request_uri;

We can redirect only specific sites also. This is better if you have multiple apps/sites and not all of them should be forced to use SSL certificates.

server {
             listen 80;
             return 301 https://$server_name$request_uri;


Redirect HTTP to HTTPS on Apache Using .htaccess File

For this method, make sure mod_rewrite is enabled

Once it is enabled, you can just add below lines to .htaccess in your domain’s document root directory:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule ^/?(.*) https://%{SERVER_NAME}/$1 [R,L]

Redirect HTTP to HTTPS on Apache Virtual Host

To redirect HTTP to HTTPS for all the pages of your website, first open the appropriate virtual host file. Then modify it by adding the configuration below.

NameVirtualHost *:80
<VirtualHost *:80>
     Redirect /

<VirtualHost _default_:443>
    DocumentRoot /usr/local/apache2/htdocs
    SSLEngine On

Save and close the file, then restart the HTTP sever

# sudo systemctl restart apache2 [Ubuntu/Debian OS]
# systemctl restart httpd [RHEL/CentOS OS]

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