How to redirect HTTP to HTTPs with htaccess

I’m sure you’re aware that redirecting HTTP to HTTPS is one of the best ways to protect your website and improve its ranking in search results. However, not everyone knows how to accomplish this. In this article, we will guide you on how to redirect HTTP to HTTPS using the .htaccess file.

The .htaccess file is an Apache configuration file used to set up web configurations for a specific directory or website. You can use .htaccess to perform various tasks, including redirecting HTTP to HTTPS.

Supported Web Servers for .htaccess:

  • Apache
  • LiteSpeed
  • OpenLiteSpeed

To redirect HTTP to HTTPS using .htaccess, you need to add the following code snippet to your .htaccess file. If the file doesn’t exist, you can create it.

After adding this code snippet to your .htaccess file, save it and reload your website. All HTTP requests will be redirected to HTTPS.

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

This code snippet is a redirection rule from HTTP to HTTPS in the .htaccess file. It has the following meanings:

  • RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off: This condition checks whether the current request is being made via HTTP or HTTPS. If the request is made via HTTP, this rule will be executed.
  • RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R]: This rule will redirect the current request to HTTPS. The parameter (.*) matches any URL, and https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} is the new URL to which the request will be redirected. The L parameter specifies that only one rule should be executed, and the R parameter indicates that this is a permanent redirect.

In summary, this code snippet will redirect all HTTP requests to HTTPS, helping to secure your website and improve its ranking in search results.

Some notes when using this code snippet:

  • This code snippet must be placed in your website’s .htaccess file.
  • If you’re using SSL/TLS on your website, ensure that your SSL/TLS certificate is correctly installed.
  • If you’re using a plugin for redirecting HTTP to HTTPS, you might need to disable that plugin before using this code snippet.

I hope this article has helped you understand the significance of the HTTP to HTTPS redirection code snippet in the .htaccess file. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

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