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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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Can WordPress accept HTTP and HTTPS connections on the same blog?

While working on the transition from HTTP to HTTPS, I have configured all websites to accept both HTTP and HTTPS connections. This worked for everything except WordPress. There is an option in the ...
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What is the most relevant HTTP status when waiting for user activation?

I'm coding a user registration process and wondering if 200 (OK) is the most relevant HTTP status for response after username/password creation, when waiting for user activation. HTTP status 202 (...
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When converting a WordPress site from HTTP to HTTPS, do all hard-coded HTTP references need to be updated?

We have a Wordpress HTTP site which we wish to convert to HTTPS or SSL. Do we have to find all mentions of hard coded HTTP resources or can we simply do a 301 redirect in .htaccess, and how do we do ...
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htaccess 301 to redirect .com to .co.uk, http to https and non-www to www subdomain

I have example.co.uk and example.com domain names. The main website is example.co.uk. I have an SSL certificate on the domain example.co.uk. I want the .htaccess file to 301 redirect everything ...
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http2 and Alternate-Protocol, ngnix open src web server config

My goal is to know if my android app and my browser are talking to my web server on http2. Using open source nginx stable 1.12 on linux. Looking at the network or other tools of firefix (version 54) ...
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HTML and SEO - Relative Links and Absolute Links [duplicate]

Question: Does it matter if some links are full URL: ie: http://example.com/contact-us.html (absolute) versus relative (example.com/contact-us.html) for SEO purposes? The difference is when using ...
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What benefits are there to having both HTTP and HTTPS protocols indexed by Google?

Using HTTPS seems to be standard and more and more sites are making the switch and redirecting all users from HTTP to HTTPS. However I have come across some large sites that keep HTTP and HTTPS both ...
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Which is longer cached by SE robots or browsers, redirect 301 or 302

I have looked on Stack Exchange but didn't find the solution for my problem. The problem: I have a website and want to become an SEO hero. So, I also need to choose status codes... I know that there ...
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Redirecting FTP Browser Requests to HTTP

Is there - and if yes, what is it - a solution to the following task: I want to redirect browser requests targeting ftp://www.example.net to http://www.example.com I am aware that ftp:// is ...
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Placing javascripts at the page's bottom and HTTP/2

Does the placement of javascripts at the bottom of html document still gives any loadtime wins, if the site runs on HTTP/2?
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defer img loading / CSP: allow embeded img

My website is defering some img loading by setting the img src value by JavaScript (from the img data-src value). In order to have still valid HTML as long as the URL is not set to img src, I am ...
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Does changing from HTTPS to HTTP kill my backlinks?

I had only my main page changed to HTTP to test out if I want to change from HTTPS to HTTP. All my backlinks are to my HTTPS site. Will I lose all of my backlinks and have to start over when switching ...
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If i redirected my website from “HTTPS” to “HTTP”, will i still be getting a ranking boost?

Google announced that going HTTPS will give you a ranking boost. So i bought SSL certificate to boost my rank and redirected all "HTTP" to "HTTPS" from .htacess... then i realized that it's not ...
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How to check if a visitor is on my website?

I want to build a website that only one person at a time can visit. How would I accomplish this task? I looked at Web counters built in php, but I don't think this is the right solution. Is there an ...
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Can basic HTTP password authentication interfere with CDN access?

I'm doing my best to ask this question, I'm stepping across domains here to cover for another team that is MIA on this task. Please guide me if the question sounds stupid. We are dealing with a ...
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What is the purpose of GETting this external file?

A website I am visiting occasionally makes XHR requests to http://detectportal.firefox.com/success.txt which is a text/plain resource whose body contains the text success. I am unable to figure out ...
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Google page insights score improvement (mostly images and external http requests)

So I have this food blog that is based on wordpress but everything is coded from scratch (apart from a few plugins) as I wanted to have as much control over http requests etc as possible... These are ...
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HTTPS Causing MAJOR Slowdown on Website

I just recently acquired and installed a SSL certificate, but my HTTPS links are as slow as can be. My website went from consistent 1.4-1.9 second load times to 3-3.9 second load times. It actually ...
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310 ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error after enabling ssl certificate in nopcommerce

After I installed and turned on a SSL certificate, I began to receive 310 errors. The site is built with nopcommerce. SSL Settings on the site are all included:
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My site fails to do content negotiation with Googlebot using the Accept-Language header

HTTP offers Content Negotiation (by reacting on the Accept-Language request header) to deliver translated representations of a resource under one URI. In January 2015 Google finally implemented this ...
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How does this link redirect? [closed]

Following this link in a web browser http://www.esdc.gc.ca/en/cpp/post_retirement/eligibility.page eventually leads to https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/cpp-post-retirement/...
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Both HTTP and HTTPS versions of my site are currently indexed on Google. Is that hurting SEO?

When on Google, I search for the name of my site, with no HTTP, HTTPS or WWW and the results that come up are the HTTPS, then another listing for HTTPS page and then the HTTP version. Is the fact ...
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No “http://” or “www” in front of URL when visiting newly purchase domain from GoDaddy

I just purchase a domain name from GoDaddy and when going to the website it is only example.com and not www.example.com or http://example.com. Why is this? I have not been able to find any examples ...
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How to prevent browser to block mixed content (http content in a https site)

I'm installing SSL in many websites, almost all of those don't give me any problem at all, but some of them do. One of the sites uses a 3rd party weather script on a remote server that does not use ...
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what is the meaning and use case of each URL encoding Reserved Characters

Quote from Percent-encoding When a character from the reserved set (a "reserved character") has special meaning (a "reserved purpose") in a certain context, and a URI scheme says that it is ...
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Upper case beginnning letters of a domain using HTTP_HOST [closed]

For the past couple of months I've been thinking of a website I'd like to launch for a small community of people in my neighborhood. The concept is just a simple tag board to help the community know ...
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What are these headers and values: HTTP_X_FB_HTTP_ENGINE = Liger, HTTP_X_PURPOSE = preview and HTTP_X_REQUESTED_WITH = com.facebook.katana? [closed]

I'm trying to debug an issue in my website, and i see these headers in my page view log: [HTTP_X_FB_HTTP_ENGINE] => Liger [HTTP_X_PURPOSE] => preview [HTTP_X_REQUESTED_WITH] => com.facebook.katana ...
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Should both HTTP and HTTPS sites be kept listed in Google search console after migration to HTTPS?

So, I have site which has been migrated from HTTP to HTTPS. Somehow my webmasters account has both the sites listed in there. My question is if I should keep the HTTPS in the webmasters and delete the ...
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How to indicate to search engines that a website is permanently closed?

Obviously when a website disappears Google etc will stop indexing it at some point, but is there some way for a web server to provide a more formal response indicating that a website is permanently ...
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Why is Googlebot calling an AJAX method with GET rather than POST?

I have an AJAX call on my site that does a POST and returns data. Googlebot is crawling these URLs but it is attempting to use a GET method rather than a POST. This is causing hundreds of 404 error ...
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What is the benefit of forcing a site to load over SSL (HTTPS)?

Let's say I have a large content-only site; no login or logout, no usernames, no email addresses, no secure area, nothing secret on the site, nada. People just come to the site and go from page to ...
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Proper status code for language redirection (301, 302, … 307)?

I have build a websites with multiple languages. The URLs look like: http://www.example.com/en/ http://www.example.com/de/ If the user access the main domain http://www.example.com/ the web server ...
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How lenient should I be when checking the range header parameters?

I made more of my URLs now accept the HTTP range request so that only user requested bytes of the document can be parsed. This is the range header my code supports: range: bytes=s-e where s is the ...
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Is it an overkill to specify the accept-ranges header for small HTML pages?

I tested my site homepage through rigor.com (formerly zoompf.com) and they believe all resources should have an accept-ranges header, but since my HTML code size is under 20 KB (mostly under 10 KB), I ...
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Redirect subdomain http:// to https:// - too many redirects

I'm trying to redirect http://sub.domain.com to https://sub.domain.com. I have turned the web upside down trying every .htaccess and PHP script out there, and all of them give me the "Too Many ...
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Splitting an existing site into sub-domains and using a landing page with an http 301 - is this just wrong?

I currently manage a website for a large(ish) primary school. I'm in the process of rebuilding their website, and have had a thought today about how to potentially better organise the content. We ...
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How to redirect HTTPS to HTTP behind proxy (CloudFlare)

I want to redirect HTTPs to HTTP, I tried following code in .htaccess file Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} ^443$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.yourdomain.com/$1 [R=...
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HTTP request to an API has been blocked from an HTTPS website

I am facing problem to call web service which is hosted over HTTP and I am calling web service from HTTPS domain. web service's .htaccess RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f ...
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What are the differences between a regular HTTP web server and a REST server?

I am learning about REST services and from what I understood until now the only difference is the language of the file that is outputted by the script that runs as a backend. Can a regular web server ...
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What data does AddThis share with social media platforms?

If I have AddThis Share and Follow buttons integrated on my site, is there a way to tell whether the AddThis script passes any data (such as HTTP referrer) to the social networking sites upon page ...
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Redirecting specific URL from HTTPS to HTTP

Long time lurker, first time caller... I have a backend like admin.mysite.com which is able to use HTTPS (has a certificate installed, etc) - but that admin portal is a CMS backend for a number of ...
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How can I find out what other websites are hosted from my website IP address and why is that important from SEO point of view?

I heard that is important from a SEO perspective what other websites are hosted on the IP address on which my website is stored. Do other websites hosted on my server/VPS affect my search results in ...
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How to add http:// prefix to subdomain redirect in htaccess

I am rewriting a subdomain URL with a query (cart.example.net/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=7C0400-1101763508) to a www subdomain (www.example.net/product-category/product). The problem I am facing is the ...
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SEO analysis site is showing cookie and token information from within the HTTP header of my site

A SEO Analysis tool is showing cookie and token information publicly after fetching it from my website. Is having this information from whithin my site's HTTP header published publicly safe? If ...
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How to tell if a website is using rewrite or redirect?

If I go to google.com in my browser, it automatically loads the https site. When I do curl http://www.google.com, if it were doing a redirect, then I'd expect to see a 301 message. But instead, it ...
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Is HTTP code 401 or 403 appropriate for when a logged in user is not allowed to view the data?

I am looking for a good way to return an error when an unauthenticated/unauthorised user is trying to get a restricted access content from my site. Currently I ask the user to login, check the ...
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Making entire site to HTTPS from HTTP - issues to be aware of

I am thinking of moving a website (built on Wordpress) to be run entirely over HTTPS so it is more secure and follows Google's "HTTPS Everywhere" mantra. Can anyone provide some advice on this & ...
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Shared hosting IP changed to https from http

I had a shared hosting on my service provider. Since last 6 months everything was going fine. But recently after some server problems, that halted services for many days and restored back, I am no ...
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Will it have a negative influence on search engine ranking if my main site is working over HTTPS but my blog isn't?

Suppose I have domain working https like https://www.example.com/ and my blog is working without https like http://blog.example.com/. Is that wrong from SEO or Google point of view?
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http header if not modified help

I am having a little trouble with sorting out my HTTP headers for my sites. I am currently setting up Varnish on my server and so trying to get everything working correctly. All my sites are ...