Questions tagged [http]

HTTP Stands for "Hyper Text Transfer Protocol", and is the protocol that applications use to access documents/webpages/data from the world wide web.

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Nginx unclear about non HTTP requests

Today my website server had to be restarted. It seems it faced an important number of requests that do not look like HTTP ones. While the density of requests reduced, I can still see some of them ...
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HTTP Status Code: Response with 101 or 301?

We can force SSL in apache servers with following config: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301] Here, we tell the apache server ...
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Changing WordPress multisite from https to http

I am trying to move the WordPress multisite from https to http. I added the following lines in the wp-config file. define('WP_HOME','http://mywebsite.com'); define('WP_SITEURL','http://mywebsite.com');...
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Would text references to unsafe (http) urls negatively affect SEO?

I've read from numerous sources that unsafe hyperlink urls that use the http scheme may cause google to flag your website as having 'unsafe content'. This is why my website does not allow its users to ...
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How to force the root domain over https without a 301 redirection?

My Goal: My goal is for new users who have never visited my page, and who are unlikely to explicitly type https:// in front of my-domain.com to land on the https://my-domain.com with a response code ...
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Can a use a masked redirect from an alternate domain using the HTTPS of the main domain?

I have a domain redirected toward a server where my site is hosted secured with an SSL. So, if I enter https://site.example I get from my hosting server a page with the nice little padlock, the page ...
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System to distribute update files [closed]

I'm a bit new to the web side of programming. Can I use Apache for file hosting and recording of clients that download a file? I need to distribute update files to clients and want to record client ID'...
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Why does Google Index Http Urls?

I have a free SSL certificate (brand new website), redirected all HTTP URLs to HTTPS. In my sitemap, all URLs are HTTPS. I added my sitemap to the Google search console. However, when I search my ...
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What browser is Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10; SM-A202F) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/91.0.4472.120 Mobile Safari/537.36?

Is it Chrome, or Safari, and how should I be able to know? I know a UA can be spoofed, but let's assume it isn't, as it's just from a typical user who would have no reason to - but I'm trying to debug ...
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Will the cancellation of the https agreement cause a significant drop in my website traffic?

Will the cancellation of the https protocol cause my website traffic to drop significantly? The https protocol of my website has expired and I will not update it. Now I can’t open it when searching ...
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SEO Impact of Vary: User-Agent header

Vary: User-Agent header is used to tell browsers, CDNs, etc., (for caching purposes) that the content differs by user agents (especially for mobile and desktop versions). But do search engine robots ...
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"Insufficient HTTPS Coverage" in Google Search Console... for pages that are being redirected to HTTPS

I'm getting an "Insufficient HTTPS coverage on your site" error in my domain property in Google Page Experience, which is strange because my entire site uses HTTPS and has done so for a long ...
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Major search engines redirect an HTTP link to a scammy pharmacy site

There is an HTTP website (not HTTPS) that works perfectly fine when the URL is directly typed into the address bar or when links are clicked from other websites/applications like Reddit, Facebook, and ...
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Force HTTP to HTTPS except one page accessed via HTTP

I'm trying to redirect a website to HTTPS, but there is one URL that needs to be accessed via HTTP. Currently I just have this in .htaccess: Redirect 301 / https://www.example.com I need to have the ...
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What are the methods for keeping receiving json data from HTTP without requesting every time?

Suppose I want to 'subscribe' to a service which will give me the dollar price every second. Making an HTTP request every second, when multiplied by millions of clients, will stress the server. I know ...
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Data being edited in .opvn config when vpn app http gets .opvn files from my host. Adds my wordpress site code and removes the config

I have a VPN app that pulls .ovpn files from a folder on my website : /home/mywebsitename/public_html/remoteovpn. When I add the .opvn files to this folder and my app pulls them from https request, ...
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Determine if a site has been hacked (HTTP 203 leads to 301 then 302) [closed]

While trying to visit a site earlier that I've previously accessed without an issue, I was oddly redirected to some spammy dating site. Not wanting to try again, I used wheregoes.com to trace the ...
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HTTP "Vary: User-Agent" header for a Single Page React App that does SSR for robots?

I have React web app. It's a single page app, so there's basically an "empty" HTML file with a JS bundle that does it all. But to improve SEO capabilities, I'm doing SSR for robot crawlers ...
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Redirecting bare domain to www doesn't when specifying http/https scheme

I've recently uploaded a website on a domain via Firebase hosting. Using the domain registrar (NameCheap) I've also applied a 301 redirect rule (via NameCheap. It's called "URL redirect record&...
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Which special characters are safe and unreserved to use in the complete URL?

After reading these answers and some Googling I couldn't find a precise answer. RFC states that these characters are unreserved "-" | "_" | "." | "!" | "~&...
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Can a webpage differ in content if 'http' is changed to 'https' or if 'www.' is added after 'http://' (or 'https://')?

When I use the Python package newspaper3k package and run the code import newspaper paper = newspaper.build('http://abcnews.com', memoize_articles=False) for url in paper.article_urls(): print(url)...
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Mixed content (http, https) fix

I am a digital marketing with enough HTML/CSS skill to be dangerous, correct problems, but also cause them. So I tend to stick to WordPress. I inherited an entirely static HTML site that I'm trying ...
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Flood of GET requests for path /{GUID}/{GUID}/from?get&nocache={/\S{5}/}

This afternoon I got a flood of request (400+ within 10 minutes) to one of my web applications, from the same IP address, for non-existent URI. All of the requests were GET with a path the matches the ...
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HTTP2 is enabled and working, but PHP $_SERVER['SERVER_PROTOCOL'] still says "HTTP/1.1"

I've been migrating to a new host (AWS Lightsail with a Ubuntu instance) and while everything is working just fine I'm running into a quirk that I can't quite figure out. I've enabled HTTP2 on my ...
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Can HTTP 2.0 download simultaneously from two different IPs?

When looking at GTMetrix, all of the content from server A downloads simultaneously. When the content switches to another server, such as Google analytics or Google Tag Manager, it waits to download ...
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Redirect existing github pages site to custom domain without breaking links

I have my blog hosted at https://example.github.io and it's been around for a while - and search engines etc. have indexed the pages. I want to keep hosting the site on github pages (for now) but I ...
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Why am I getting a 400 BAD REQUEST error for simple GET request?

I'm using an old programming language (Adobe's Extendscript). It has a simple Socket object to send TCP/IP requests. The following lines always used to work for me: reply = ""; conn = new ...
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"General HTTP Error" for XML sitemap in Google search console

Google search console says that the XML sitemap specified in robots.txt could not be read due to: General HTTP Error When I click on the link on right top, "OPEN SITEMAP," it shows an error: ...
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How to direct Apache2 HTTPS sub-directory request to HTTP app server on another port?

for complete Apache newbie, I have NextCloud and Monitorix running on my local server https://192.168.1.2/nextcloud http://192.168.1.2:8080/monitorix and I would like to cover it via SSL, something ...
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Can I test if my site's URLs have 403 errors for Google Ads Bot?

All URLs in my WordPress site can be visited via browser such as FireFox and Chrome successfully. However, today I receive emails from Google Ads telling me that some of the URLs have errors. The ...
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Why does Chrome show 304 in Response Headers section but 200 in Status code?

Why does Chrome show 304 in Response Headers section but 200 in Status code? Why doesn't it show 304 in Status code (BTW, that is NOT 200 memory cache.)? If it shows 200 I can't know it is ...
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Why are post, get and put needed on top of HTTPS protocol? [duplicate]

I understand that the HTTP protocol, especially of the secured type, secured with some data encryption method such as TLS and certified with some SSL certification, is the main way to transfer data in ...
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Is there any way to remove mixed content warning from my blogger website after adding affiliate banners?

Is there any way to remove the mixed content warning from my blogger website after adding affiliate banners that are served over HTTP but my website is https? I am trying to add Amazon affiliate ...
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Is it possible to redirect HTTPS to HTTP without warning?

One of my clients now doesn't want to use a SSL certificate. But the home page of their site has been indexed with HTTPS. I have already redirected HTTPS to HTTP but it shows a warning every time. Is ...
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is HTTP in URL referring to ":80" port number?

Why every browsers/internet clients defaults to :80 when you just type http://example.com I mean It took time for me to know browsers internally always add port :80
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External ip opens router config panel, can I configure port forwarding over port 80

My home is armed with a DIR-868L D-Link router and I am trying to host a website from my PC behind it on the local IP 192.16.0.198 port 32768 (which I can configure). I tried configuring port ...
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What headers used in request by google bot?

What headers used in request by google bot? Must be user agent, but what else? I'm interested in cache control headers, does bot try to get fresh page, but not from cache? The related question: Do ...
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Duplicate problem on Google Search Console

I use free hosting and a free site maker. After a while, I added my own domain via DNS settings. I faced a major problem after this. My new pages are not being indexed because Google detects duplicate ...
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WordPress website has SSL certificate but some HTTP elements (images)

My website is secure (HTTPS) but has some images that are HTTP. I have two questions: Is it an issue? I checked on HubSpot SSL checker and it says that my website is secure. How do I find and change ...
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Does HTTP not support providing a checksum in a form of header for downloaded content?

Is there a way to tell a browser downloading a file or page that the content it is downloading should match this checksum made with this formula (e.g. sha-1 or md5)? I think it would be great to ...
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Do browsers send different HTTP headers on page reload so that server side caches can be flushed?

I'm implementing caching at the server application level, because my hosting doesn't provide Apache caching modules and it's not possible to use a reverse proxy there. Its cheap and fast hosting, so I ...
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Which browsers handle client-side compression of requests such as POST'ed formdata?

Which browsers handle client-side compression of requests, such as "multipart/form-data" transmitted by the client to the server via HTTP POST ? The HTTP server I am trying to get this working with ...
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Track HTTP and HTTPS traffic details separately on Google Analytics?

How can I track HTTP and HTTPS traffic details separately from Google Analytics.
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who defines SOAP protocol?

A further follow up of my earlier question: Are SOAP based web services meant to be used only with non-browser based applications? so I understand that SOAP is an application layer messaging ...
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Are SOAP based web services meant to be used only with non-browser based applications?

From what I have understood from browsing internet, SOAP is an application level protocol. If this is the case, then can I safely assume that all that happens thru/over browser (which uses HTTP ...
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How does browser know which HTTP method like GET,POST etc to use?

I had asked a related below question and from answers, I got a sense of why is there a notion of methods like GET,POST etc in http protocol: What is the need of methods like GET and POST in the HTTP ...
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Explicitly Validating Certificates [closed]

I am unable to make any API calls to the API I'd like to because the certificate is invalid. How do I go about adding the certificate to a trusted group so that it is automatically trusted? As it ...
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Facebook shows blank image and preview after sharing a HTTPS link from my website

My site before was only HTTP. I used that website for sharing public information with my friends. I like to post news that I want then share it to Facebook and when I post a link (HTTP link since my ...
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What is the need of methods like GET and POST in the HTTP protocol?

Can we not implement the HTTP protocol using just a request body and a response body? For example, the URL will contain request, which will be mapped to a function depending on programming language ...
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Why does turning off "Force SSL with https redirect" keep http links redirect to https?

I realize this question can be an XY one. After upgrading my site from http to https, FB OpenGraph og:image not pulling images anymore. The solution seems to be using http links rather than https in ...
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