Questions tagged [https]

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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Looking for SSL certificates (first time)

I need to buy SSL certificates and it is the first time. 1) My option would be the "cheapest ones". What am I going to risk, what kind of service quality I'm going to lose if I buy the cheapest ? Are ...
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Ad networks that will serve via HTTPS?

I've built a website with 160K page views per month that serves every page over HTTPS. The recent FireSheep news will probably increase the adoption of "HTTPS everywhere" but it's been very hard to ...
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https (SSL) instead of http for mobile users

I am building myself a new website, out of privacy and security concerns I am contemplating trying to make it https only. It will be mobile-friendly using media queries but I am concerned--especially ...
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HTTPS for entire site

I'm working on a fairly standard web site with public content plus personal/customized content for registered users. I know I need to use HTTPS when users are logging in or sending credit card ...
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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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Redirect non-www to www while preserving protocol

I am aware of the fact that there are tons of questions in this section and in server fault dealing with re-directions from non-www to www URLs. But I couldn't find one dealing with this issue while ...
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SSL: What are the differences between Domain Validation and Extended Validation Certificates?

I can get Extended Validation for cheaper than Domain Validation, yearly. What are the differences between them?
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HTTP and HTTPS impacts on SEO

I have a website http://www.domain_1.com/ hosted in a shared webserver. I have used SSL for another website https://www.domain_2.com/ on the same server. Due to some technical limitations (single IP)...
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Cost of using SSL

I am wondering on the cost of using SSL sitewide. It would be for a standard LAMP site. I know that this will be dependent on the many factors but, can some give me an 'average' or 'guesstimate!'. By ...
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HTTPS connection is “not safe” due to images

I am currently working on a website and I have successfully installed my SSL certificate. The GeoTrust SSL/TLS checker confirmed that the certificate chain (including CA) is properly installed. ...
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In which webmaster property should I submit the HTTPS sitemap after moving site from HTTP to HTTPS?

We have the following properties in Google Webmaster Tools: www.example.com (was preferred) example.com https://www.example.com https://example.com The old sitemap, ie. the HTTP sitemap.xml which ...
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Properly redirect a site to WWW and HTTPS

I recently found out a problem in .htaccess file in my website. When I started the site I did a 301 redirect to redirect all non-www and http request to www with https. I added this lines of code and ...
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Does an SSL Certificate actually require a dedicated IP?

My web host which I have been with for at least going on 8 years now is requiring a dedicated IP address, which is $3.33/Month now for assigning a SSL Certificate with my web hosting package and ...
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The same user from different IP-addresses?

Has anybody encountered the situation when the same user from the same session ID and the same browser requested 2 different scripts on the same webserver inside the duration of 30 sec from two ...
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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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https://example.com and https://www.example.com: Should I use one or two SSL certificates?

I am in the process of enabling HTTPS on my web sites. I have a web site, let's call it example.com, which is available both with and without a www. prefix. I can now: request one SSL certificate ...
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How to verify all https, www and no-www versions with Google Webmaster Tools

I recently started a WordPress blog with HTTPS and want some advice. I prefer to use HTTPS + www for my blog. In order to do that will I have to add all these 4 types of addresses to Webmaster Tools? ...
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In terms of rankings how much 'MORE' does Google reward for HTTPS enabled websites

I have a ecommerce website that sells software and all transactions are secured using PayPal as the payment gateway. Since all transactions are secure using PayPals SSL it doesn't seem worth the time ...
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Do you get referrer data from HTTPS > HTTP > 301 Redirect > HTTPS site?

Referrer data is lost when a HTTPS site links to a HTTP site. If you implement a 301 rediect from your HTTP site to your HTTPS site do you get referrer data? Referring Site | Your Site ...
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How to set up a reverse proxy on an SSL subdirectory from another server?

Setup is as follows: Our agency's client's domain is https://www.example.com (with SSL certificate from Amazon) They have NGINX severs, and manage their own hosting They want us to build a few simple ...
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Effect of choosing https over http in a new website for AdSense & SEO

First off, sorry for my english. I am currently developing a new website that may be deployed in early 2017. This site may contain user login but that may be shipped later in that year. Now, I ...
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Mixed Content issue with WordPress, Cloudflare SSL and Genesis Framework

I have a WordPress which is based on the Genesis Framework and uses CloudFlare Flex SSL. The problem occurs in iOS Safari and Firefox mainly, the site gets loaded but without styles and everything ...
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htaccess www to non-www and non-SSL to SSL [duplicate]

I want to redirect all HTTP requests to HTTPS as well as redirect all www requests to non-www. The reason for this is that I want SSL to be forced and I am currently unable to support SSL on my www ...
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Using wildcard certificates

Can I buy a wildcard certificate to use the same SSL certificate on multiple domains? For example, www.example.com, www.example.org and www.example.net (on different hosting services)? If I can, Is ...
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If a website is accessed on HTTPS instead of HTTP, should the URLs on the sitemap be HTTPS or HTTP?

I have changed my website from HTTP to HTTPS. At this moment, I have the next rewrite rule working to redirect calls for HTTP to HTTPS: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 RewriteRule ^(...
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Remove HTTPS site from Google search index because users are getting a certificate error

We have a busy website where we never used SSL. Recently its indexed by Google as https://www.example.com. The users are getting security certificate errors. In google webmaster tools we can only ...
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Does https site needs extra configuration after installation of SSL certificate?

I recently developed an incentive website for a European bank, and one of the requirements was SSL - the website displays some personal customer data (though no financial or really sensitive data). ...
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How can I serve all resources under HTTPS instead of HTTP without changing their URLs in the HTML code

I know that by using an .htaccess file I can redirect everyone to https://. However, my SSL certificate complains if all the content isn't served under HTTPS. Is there a way to convert all the ...
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SSL versus EV SSL

As I understand it, SSL certificates verify the connection between the host and the browser, preventing MITM attacks. Is it true that EV SSL verifies the host itself, thus preventing (in theory) ...
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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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WordPress HTTP to HTTPS without trailing slash results in double redirect

I have noticed that one of my WordPress powered sites is experiencing double redirects when a user or bot attempts to visit a URL without HTTPS and a trailing slash. In short: http://example.com/...
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Schema.org itemtype identifier - Should it use relative urls or https links?

In the age of SSL everywhere there are still major sites that lack it. Schema.org for example allows HTTPS but resolves naturally to HTTP. Seems like it would make sense to call upon the HTTPS ...
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Google Analytics HTTP vs HTTPS

I want to use Google Analytics on a website that uses both HTTP and HTTPS that works as explained below: Secure pages accessed through https://mydomain.com/secure/* are always on HTTPS. Any access to ...
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running multiple name-based web applications on a single ip address with SSL

I'm working on web projects. My scenario is I have two web applications running on one single web server (Apache). Due to my company policy, they ask me to put both of them on SSL (Port #443), no ...
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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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https:// search results appearing on Google for purely http:// site

I started weeding through my site's search results from Google today, using a site: search, to determine if there are any links that cause 404s and thus need redirecting. To my amazement I noticed ...
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Using AutoSSL/LetsEncrypt To Give Cert to SubDomain Pointing to Separate Server

Background I have a primary website hosted on a LAMP-based VPS, with WHM and cPanel. I've installed the Let's Encrypt cPanel plugin to use with AutoSSL, and that is working for the main site. ...
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HTTPS of my own website hijacked by someone else? [duplicate]

My site creativeblends(dot)tv as of right now has only a coming soon message, nothing more. The other day I sent someone the link with www in front and when opening (in Firefox) it opened ...
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HTTPS and China

I am currently moving a website to HTTPS. That website is used from all over the world, including China. Tools like observatory.mozilla.org only give a site a good rating, if it enforces HTTPS usage....
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From SEO perspective: Are there any reasons NOT to switch to HTTPS-only for a homepage? [duplicate]

I have a decision to make: Option 1: Require HTTPS only on sensitive pages, and support both HTTP and HTTPS on other pages Option 2: Require HTTPS on all pages without exclusions. From security ...
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Duplicate content caused by HTTPS pages

I have a landing page that can be called by HTTP and also by HTTPS. The canonical URL links to the HTTP version. In some comments I have read that the HTTPS version is never read by a Googlebot. Is ...
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Mod Rewrite - directing HTTP/HTTPS traffic to the appropriate virtual hosts

I have an Apache2 web server (v. 2.2.16) running on Debian hosting three virtual hosts. The first two hosts are HTTP only (server1 and server2). The last host is HTTPS only (server3). My virtual host ...
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Will Googlebot crawl HTTPS URLs that are encrypted by SSL?

This question was asked at StackOverflow, but it doesn't have good references. Does Googlebot crawl HTTPS? (Please provide references.)
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Google Webmaster Tools- Do I need to mark my SSL domain as a duplicate of my non-SSL domain?

I have a Drupal 7 site served exclusively using SSL with the "bare" domain (no www). But, I see that in Google Webmaster Tools, I can add the following: http://example.com http://www.example.com ...
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HTTPS site to HTTPS site refferal info in Google Analytics

We are moving a site from HTTP to HTTPS. Apart from security one of the reasons we are doing it is so that we can get referrer info in google analytics. 1-2 years ago when many fewer sites where ...
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After switch to https, traffic isn't showing in Analytics

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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Why my website is excluding from search results after migration to https? [duplicate]

I've setup ssl certificate on my domain on 19th of February and redirected all pages to https version with 301 redirect code. From that day all of my indexed http pages are disappearing from results ...
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Move to SSL and have 2 x domains, make one canonical or not?

This is an updated version of 2 x domains for same site in Google make canonical or not and I am posting it again as A) there is a new SSL aspect to the question and B) it's nearly 4 years old and ...
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Search for my web site returns HTTPS results

My home page is set to Google and Google adds ?gws_rd=ssl to it. When I type search term form my site into search box Google returns bunch of indexes (different pages within my site) that starts with ...
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How do I filter HTTPS URLs in Google Analytics?

Most pages on our website use http:// - but some pages use https:// I want to filter out of Google Analytics anything starting with https:// as it's not relevant to our analytics, is there a way to ...