How do I redirect HTTP to HTTPS automatically?

How you redirect traffic depends on the type of hosting you have.

Linux & cPanel

Linux-based accounts use .htaccess files to handle redirection

Note: If you need to create a .htaccess file, you can use your control panel’s file manager

Using the following code in your .htaccess file automatically redirects visitors to the HTTPS version of your site:

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

If you have an existing .htaccess file:

  • Do not duplicate RewriteEngine On.
  • Make sure the lines beginning RewriteCond and RewriteRule immediately follow the already-existing RewriteEngine On.

Windows & Plesk

Windows-based accounts use web.config files to handle redirection.

Using the following code in your web.config file automatically redirects visitors to the HTTPS version of your site:

<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>

If you have an existing web.config file:

  • Ensure you have sections (i.e. opening and closing tags) for:
    • system.webServer (which contains rewrite)
    • rewrite (which contains rules)
    • rules (which contains one or more rule sections)

    Insert any of those sections that do not exist.

  • Insert the entire rule section, including match, conditions, and action, inside the rules section.

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