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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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 ...
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External clients get a certificate mismatch - but internal clients do not [closed]

I have a scenario where external clients are receiving a certificate that is different than the one that is bound to the IIS site. This is Win2008R2 / IIS, in the following configuration: ...
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Accessing subdomain redirects to main domain

I have primary domain (https://example.com) and subdomain (http://subdomain.example.com). I have domain-level SSL certificate installed for primary domain (TLD). And I want access my subdomain via ...
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Force https and no www using htaccess

This question has been asked a million times before but my problem is that this still doesn't work for me, regardless of what code I use so I was wondering if I could have some help perhaps? This is ...
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Bing and lack of SNI support

I invested a few hours yesterday investigating why my site is ranked highly in Google but not indexed at all in Bing. Trial and error using the "Fetch as Bingbot" tool led me to the conclusion that ...
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How do search engines handle protocol-relative links?

With many sites supporting but not requiring HTTPS now, there's an increase in protocol-relative links. A protocol-relative link is one where the protocol is not specified, and the browser redirects ...
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htaccess force HTTPS except one page

This is my current .htaccess file: RewriteEngine On ErrorDocument 404 /404.html # 1 RewriteRule ^extra/([0-9]+)/(.*).html?$ pages.php?do=view&id=$1 RewriteRule ^special-bonus/([0-9]+)/(.*).html?$ ...
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APACHE2: avoid https:// REDIRECT to open phpmyadmin

I have a site https://example.comto ensure that all users go to the https:// I set up a redirect with APACHE (on the default.conf) as followed: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName example.com ...
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What to do with pages that leaked into SERP due to faulty server configuration

There are two sites on one server: http://www.exampleA.com lives in the root http://www.exampleB.com live in the htdocs web folder SSL on the server was configured incorrectly for ...
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How can I disable the certificate/SSL handshake on the 'www' version of my site served by Apache?

We use SSL on the https://www version of our website. Now I would like to disable the SSL connection on the https://non-www version of our website, so the result is: https://non-www => SSL ...
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What happens to a user's browser if an SSL certificate is replaced in mid-session?

In light of modern browsers phasing out security certificates signed using the SHA1 hash algorithm, we're busy replacing all our SHA1 certificates with SHA2. Generally we could simply replace certs ...
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HTTPS redirect doesn't appear to follow .htaccess RewriteRule, how can I fix this?

I am redirecting example.com to sample.com/?example, so that I can have a modal popup saying, example has changed its name to sample. It works fine for HTTP redirects from http://example.com, and ...
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SSL issue with firefox

My website is hosted on hostgator and i have purchased their ssl service. Now when i open my website in chrome then it works fine but when i open it in firefox it gives me error like The ...
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Multiple Apache vhosts with Basic Auth & SSL

I'm just getting started using Apache and I pretty much have everything configured the way I want, I'm just having trouble with one aspect. A quick overview: I have a document root of "/var/www", ...
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How do I access Windows server on a Microsoft Azure Website?

I need to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) on my Microsoft Azure website in order to get an SSL certificate. I'm attempting to follow this tutorial. Step 1.1 says, On your Windows ...
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How can I force my site to serve just HTTPS and non-www?

I have a WordPress install where all the links are https://example.com. So, users that try to access the site via https://www.example.com will see the site, but none of the images and resources will ...
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Which penalties are possible when switching from HTTP to HTTPS [closed]

When switching our website from HTTP to HTTPS, things went catastrophic: Page impressions went down from average 60 (peak 110) to below 10 (per day). Traffic from search engines dropped to zero. In ...