I am hosting a control panel for web management on a second Apache instance that runs on port 2083. It has port 2082 for the
HTTP version of the site because it needed something to run the
HTTP version on but the port is closed. When the user connects to the site like so:
They see the web panel. However, when they visit the site like this:
They get the error
Bad Request Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Reason: You're speaking plain HTTP to an SSL-enabled server port. Instead use the HTTPS scheme to access this URL, please.
There is no link to click to continue. Instead of showing this error, I would like to automatically force the
HTTPS protocol on the URL so they use the secured version of the portal. Since
2083 is being used for the SSL port on this panel, it causes a conflict if they don't specify HTTPS. And using the
.htaccess file to add a redirect does not work since the port is loaded and sees the error before it loads anything else, ending there without ever reading the
I am running Apache 2.4.23 on both the main version of the site (hosted on a Windows machine) and on the control panel. As far as I am aware this is the newest available model for a win64 model machine.
Is there any way to force the HTTPS before it loads anything else?
Here is the current httpd-ssl file
Listen 2083 SSLCipherSuite "EECDH+ECDSA+AESGCM EECDH+aRSA+AESGCM EECDH+ECDSA+SHA384 EECDH+ECDSA+SHA256 EECDH+aRSA+SHA384 EECDH+aRSA+SHA256 EECDH+aRSA+RC4 EECDH EDH+aRSA RC4 !aNULL !eNULL !LOW !3DES !MD5 !EXP !PSK !SRP !DSS" SSLProxyCipherSuite "EECDH+ECDSA+AESGCM EECDH+aRSA+AESGCM EECDH+ECDSA+SHA384 EECDH+ECDSA+SHA256 EECDH+aRSA+SHA384 EECDH+aRSA+SHA256 EECDH+aRSA+RC4 EECDH EDH+aRSA RC4 !aNULL !eNULL !LOW !3DES !MD5 !EXP !PSK !SRP !DSS" SSLHonorCipherOrder on SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3 SSLProxyProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3 SSLPassPhraseDialog builtin SSLSessionCache "shmcb:c:/panel/logs/ssl_scache(512000)" SSLSessionCacheTimeout 300 <VirtualHost *:2083> SSLEngine on SSLCertificateFile "c:/panel/conf/ssl/sslcert.crt" SSLCertificateKeyFile "c:/panel/conf/ssl/sslcert.key" SSLCertificateChainFile "c:/panel/conf/ssl/sslcert.ca-bundle" ServerName https://sitename.com ServerAlias www.example.com DocumentRoot "c:/panel/htdocs/" </VirtualHost>