HTTPS is the secure version of the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP). It usually uses port 443 and is powered by the TLS (formerly SSL) cryptographic protocol.

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HTTP to HTTPS Redirect, but make it cacheable redirect? [duplicate]

In an effort to speed up my small wordpress site. This was recommended to allow caching my redirects. Wordpress Settings has HTTPS for address. What are my options? Avoid landing page redirects ...
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Deciding how to structure your site? [on hold]

I am planning to buy a SSL certificate for my domain. I have on question on structure and another on the difference between certs. I was going to structure my domain in the following way: ...
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wgSecureLogin setting

According to MediaWiki's Extension:HttpsLogin: From MediaWiki 1.17, you can redirect all users to HTTPS on login by: setting $wgSecureLogin = true; and setting $wgServer as ...
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Force HTTPS and detect ERR_TUNNEL_CONNECTION_FAILED

we all know Google pushes us to use https on all our websites. Yet, there are plenty of situations, where people are simply not allowed to use HTTPS, for the very same reasons we tend to use it - ...
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What should I know before shopping for a SSL certificate? [closed]

The users of a forum that I administer have requested that we switch to a https connection. I have never shopped for a SSL certificate before. I did a quick Google search and found a lot of different ...
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Redirect http to https with nginx and rewrite a rule gives redirect loop

I want to redirect http to https along with rewrite ^(.*)$ /$1.php; My nginx virtualhost file: server { listen 80; server_name domain.com; return 301 ...
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Putting HTTPS links in my sitemap confuses Google?

In Google Webmaster Tools, "https" is one of my top content words. Clicking on the keyword, I see this is because "https" appears 160 times in my sitemap (but no where else on my site). My sitemap ...
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Certificate chain errors on mobile with Commodo

A number of websites I administer use SSL certificates supplied by Comodo. After supplying the complete certificate chain in the certificate file, SSL Labs reports an A-Grade for the site with the ...
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How does SSL certificate effect Google Indexing Ranking? [duplicate]

I have Bought 2 SSL certificate one Basic and One Premium The basic one will just give me https://example.com The Premium will also giving me https and a Greebar in URL displaying the Company Name ...
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Website showing a different site when I connect to it via HTTPS [closed]

My website at alexwang.cf is for some reason showing danicv.me (as if I made a CNAME record for it) when I connect to it via https. Using HTTP it works just fine and shows up fine. I don't have any ...
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CloudFlare and Avast strict transport

This weekend, we started using CloudFlare*. One of our users is reporting that Avast, the anti-virus software, has blocked our site due to a certificate error. Presumably this is because our ...
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Google Webmaster tools - problem after switch to https

A client has been providing his website with http and https for a few years now and decided to switch to https-only a few months ago. We've started with the usual of changing the internal page links ...
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Does each and every subdomain require its own SSL certificate?

We plan to have a SSL certificate for our web server which is running multiple independent web applications. Those web applications are running on the same web server but are not related to each other ...
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Removal from HSTS preload list?

A client has moved their website to another provider who does not support secure (HTTPS) browsing. The previous site was served over HTTPS and sent HSTS headers and was included on the Chrome HSTS ...
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Big drop in indexed pages (due to ssl?) [duplicate]

Is it possible to gain a pagedrop because of ssl activation? My theory is that it has something to do with the switch to https. Could this be possible? When I look at content keywords It states ...
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startSSL.com - free HTTPS certificates?

I just published my website on a free host. My web address is mydomain.usa.cc. Can I put a free certificate from startSSL on my website? Will it work?
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Should all versions of my site (www and no; http and https) have sitemaps in Google Webmaster Tools

I recently switched our site from http to https. I'm now redirecting the old versions of our site to the new version (http://example.com, https://example.com and http://www.example.com). So in total ...
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Redirect https://example.com naked to https://www.example.com

I am redirecting all http:// request to https:// using apache2 virtual host file: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName example.com ServerAlias www.example.com Redirect / ...
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seo - redirect to ssl vs optional [duplicate]

what would be best for SEO? force all website page to SSL using 301 force just some page like login and registration page and make it optional for other pages.
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Advantage of using an SSL cert for hosting static content? [duplicate]

Are there any advantages of using an SSL cert on shared hosting to hold just static content? I know Google now factors it in to organic search, but beyond that, what would be the primary benefits. ...
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Will using ECC SSL certificates have SERP benefit as promised by Google?

Google here officially announced that using SSL is minor ranking factor. On that page is, besides other rules, stated to Use 2048-bit key certificates. OK, but does it mean that using 224-bit key ECC ...
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ACTION MAY BE REQUIRED: PayPal service upgrades for merchants

I recently received an email from PayPal asking us to upgrade SSL. Discontinue use of the VeriSign G2 Root Certificate. In accordance with industry standards, PayPal will no longer accept ...
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Should I fix HTTPS mixed content for SEO reasons?

I have a website that is only available via https, but 3rd party images are only available via http. This results in a HTTPS mixed content warning. I'm thinking of proxying the image serving via an ...
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Is Google “Not Provided” only affect non-SSL website?

Based on this blog post, Google Analytics may not be providing keyword referral data anymore Google not provide their search keyword to insecure website. Since the keyword is Not provided, looks ...
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Cloudflare free SSL not working for Subdomain due to mixed content issue (Solved)

I add a site to Cloudflare and try activate flexible SSL plan for it.I was able to add SSL by adding page rules to main domain (example.com) and www as well.It's working nicely and browser shows https ...
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Check browser compatibility of SSL

I wanted to add SSL to my domain and as EV SSL is very expensive I'm going to go with DV SSL. because I just what to enable encrypted logins. Different companies offer different prices even free and ...
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.htaccess recipe for handling browsers without appropriate security protocols available or activated

We currently use .htaccess to force all traffic coming to our sites over to https. In order to pass various security requirements we should be shutting off SSL 3.0/TLS 1.0, but a small but ...
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https not using in google search engine

I had installed ssl certificate on my wordpress website and I had also setup redirect from http to https (301 Redirects), My website pages showing with https in google search but posts are not showing ...
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Google's point of view to SSL - Do I need to force HTTPS protocol for all pages on website

Well now that google clearly declared that SSL would positively affect seo I want to know in which of the following conditions I fully benfit from ssl: 1.If I server https connection for all pages of ...
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How to approach 3 different redirects at the same time

So this is the scenario, I have already placed some 301 redirects via the web.config file due to a website redesign recently done. I also need to put in place the non-www to www url redirect and on ...
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SSL Certificate issue: “doesn't have public audit record”

After renewing ssl certificate in our website, there seen "doesn't have public audit record" What is mean by this dialogue? Is it make any problems in websites security and how can i overcome this ...
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Chrome flags my SSL

Chrome keeps on showing me yellow triangle, 4 days ago padlock was green. I reissued the certificate and every ssl check test i found passed. Domain is buzztera.gr, do you guy know any other tool i ...
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I have a multisite and i want htaccess to only redirect https to one domain

I have trying to go around this for a while now. i cant seem to get it right i have a website with ssl installed for asingle domain sendsms.co.tz so i want that to redirect to https://sendsms.co.tz ...
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SSL for subdomains on different servers / organizations

I have a scenario where the company I work for is hosting applications for companies on subdomains that point to our servers. Since our application processes credit cards we need to use HTTPS. For ...
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Schema links and HTTPS

In the process of moving to 100% HTTPS on a site, I performed a site-wide search for http:// in an effort to find potential problems. One common class of instances included schema links (certainly ...
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What are duplicate SSL certificates?

I read about these in one of the answers at Why is godaddy HTTPS/SSL certification so much cheaper than digicert, thawte, and verisign? i've tried googling about this particular topic but can't seem ...
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For a IDN domain name, what goes into the CSR's CN field?

Suppose I control the domain name münchen.example.com (xn--mnchen-3ya.example.com). Now, I want to get a SSL certificate for this domain name to enable HTTPS for my web site. I have decided which CA ...
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How to 301 redirect old domain to new domain on same host with SSL and avoid Privacy Error

Here's the environment: Apache, mod_rewrite.c exists WordPress Two domains that point to the same webhost, we'll call them www.olddomain.com www.newdomain.com We have an SSL Certificate for ...
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Huge drop [50%] in traffic after HTTPS move

Currently look after 3 websites. I changed one of them to be HTTPS as it's ecommerce, however have seen a huge drop in organic traffic since this was implemented. Went from around 800 impressions to ...
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Dedicated server issues with SSL and IPs, content showing on wrong site

We have a number of sites on this dedicated server. Pages from one site are showing up on another site. Example: clientsite1.com (right site, no SSL installed) clientsite2.com (forwards to SSL, ...
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ERR_CONNECTION_ABORTED when trying to access https site hosted by IIS 8.5 / 2012 R2 by IP Address in Google Chrome

Warning: This question is largely academic. I have a website in IIS 8.5, with an HTTPS binding on port 8443. The relevant netsh lines are: IP:port : 0.0.0.0:8443 Certificate ...
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https redirects + Cloudflare Page Rules missing situation

I have just moved my website to https and after some scares it is working, mostly. I did find out that when I input the naked domain on the browser it is not going to the desired URL, as follows: ...
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Is an SSL certificate required by law on an e-commerce site?

I've inherited a site which sells digital products (videos) using paypal. The cart and checkout pages are not currently served over SSL. The business is UK based but the servers are in the US. Aside ...
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ssl_error_inappropriate_fallback_alert

Using Firefox got this error: "The server rejected the handshake because the client downgraded to a lower TLS version than the server supports. (Error code: ssl_error_inappropriate_fallback_alert)" ...
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What kind of SSL cert do I need here

I am in the process of setting up a distributed server setup with each server claiming to use the same domain name. I will be using a geolocation DNS service (there are now several cheap providers ...
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What might happen if I use FTP client without TLS?

For some reason connecting to server using FTP client (eg. filezilla) is not working with TLS encryption enabled. I had to disable it to use FTP. So wondering why is TLS needed in the first place and ...
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Self hosted Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) application and IIS using 443 on different IPs

I have a server that has self hosted WCF application and IIS installed. Server has two IPs assigned. Is it possible to have the WCF application use 443 on IP1 and IIS use 443 on IP2? WCF binds to ...
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Googlebot robots.txt access error on HTTPS when redirected from HTTP

This might be a stupid question, but I never came across this issue before and were not able to find any definite answers to this on the web: Our client migrated to HTTPS a few months ago, using ...
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SSL Certificate for a domain name or IP?

I am a bit confused with all the SSL certificate deal. Can anyone clarify a few things to me please. I have a domain registered on Godaddy and ec2 instance running on AWS with an elastic IP. With A ...
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Is it possible to redirect https to http? [closed]

I am working on a website with Comodo SSL installed. There are http: links to pages that Chrome and IE-11 complain are not secure and block access to them unless users explicitly allow them when ...