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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So is Cloudflare now setting up HTTPS for websites? [closed]

Hi so I read many websites that say to enable SSL on my drupal site, I need to purchase the certificate, install it on my apache server, install mod_ssl, enable it on httpd.conf, and finally configure ...
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Cannot “fetch as Google” in Search Console after implementing HTTPS because of redirect

We have recently switched from HTTP to HTTPS. When I tried to "fetch as Google", it says the URL has been redirected and I am not able to see how the website is going to look. Is it because Google ...
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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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.htaccess doesn't redirect my pages from HTTP to HTTPS

It seems like .htaccess doesn't redirect my pages from http to https. My domain is redirected to https but not my pages… Can it be a bad configuration from my web host? Here is what I have done ...
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How to implement HTTPS redirection for static resources such as robots.txt in legacy ASP.NET website?

We switched to HTTPS in our legacy ASP.NET site about a month ago. We had already implemented redirection with HTTP status code 301 'Moved permanently' for outdated aspx resources in the app's Global....
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Disable TLS1.0 and TLS 1.1 through cPanel

I am using Apache and i have access of cPanel. I want to disable TLS1.0. I have no idea how to do this. Can this done via cPanel? Is there is any option how to do that? Where do I need to change ...
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htaccess force ssl

I need to force all traffic for all pages on example.com to https://www.example.com . After much googles, and hosting site help docs, the consensus (and what my hosting - BlueHost - docs say to do) ...
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How do I rollback the HTTPS only changes that certbot made to my Apache configuration?

I have a Web Server using certbot to issue certificates. When I issue certificates for a domain, cerbot changes the apache config files (original file + mydomain-le-ssl.conf) of my domain to use only ...
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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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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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With several sites on the same server and different rules for HTTP/HTTPS a non-secure site is getting redirected to a different secure one

I have an Apache server that will be serving up a few sites (all from the same IP address). Site A must be accessible via HTTP and HTTPS. Site B must only be accessible via HTTP - it cannot be ...
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After redirecting site to HTTPS Google Search Console index status dropping for HTTP but staying at 0 for HTTPS

I moved my HTTP site to HTTPS last month. Earlier I had a search console property for http://www.example.com. Now I created a new property for https://www.example.com (also created property for http:/...
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SSLCipherSuite settings not taking effect from Apache ssl.conf, only when duplicated in each virtual host

I have an odd issue. The SSLProtocol config is getting applied in my ssl.conf file but the SSLCipherSuite config is not. I have tested this by changing each option and running scan with Qualys SSL ...
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Website not showing files over secure connection (on subdomains)

I've got this website. I basically can't see pages on my subdomains with HTTPS, I can see them without HTTPS though; I've contacted both my SSL provider and my hosting provider both just recommended ...
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Google Search Console reports a drop in number of indexed pages after changing to HTTPS

After changing my website to HTTPS, the pages indexed in the Google Webmaster Tools/Search Console, have dropped 80%. Do I have to add my website again, this time with the HTTPS version?
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Should I make webpages default to HTTPS?

I finally decided to jump on the HTTPS bandwagon after discovering that C-Panel has an auto-HTTPS setting. But I think I've opened a can of worms; I've found myself dealing with a variety of problems. ...
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Google wants sites to use SSL, but complains when compression is turned off to prevent BREACH hacks

Google has let it be known that they want websites to move to SSL, and they will start making it more and more clear that HTTP sites are 'insecure'. But then using their PageSpeed tool, they will mark ...
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Is it a Good Practice to move a blog from HTTP to HTTPS?

I have an e-commerce that is on https://www.example.com/, and I have a blog on the same URL, and it is on http://www.example.com/myblog/. Now, according to Google's guidelines, they are giving more ...
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EZ Publish to WordPress migration

I´m about to migrate a EZ Publish website to WordPress and I have several questions about the process. Considerations: I cannot run WP on the same hosting as EZP so it´s currently being developed on ...
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How to hide/proxy port 8080 via HTTPS/443 with Apache? [duplicate]

I have a non-encrypted service running separate to apache on 8080. I'd like to hide it and redirect all traffic to it via SSL. I have successfully setup proxy/reverse proxy so all requests to www....
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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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Duplicated webpage (HTTP & HTTPS)

my webpage is duplicated because of the SSL certificate (http:// example.com and https:// example.com). I want to redirect from http to https. But I have two questions: If my webpage has several ...
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Is it normal for SSL certificates to be inaccurate for newly created subdomains on shared hosting?

We created a bunch of subdomains on our shared hosting account for testing and noted that: a) For the first few minutes of the subdomains life, the SSL certificate being served was for a completely ...
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Apache 2.4 - Disabled TLS 1.0, custom error page for clients?

With TLS 1.0 disabled this is causing some unneeded troubleshooting for some clients (clients being internal applications of various kinds, mostly case handling applications). By unneeded I mean that ...
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GitHub Page Custom Domain - www is redirected to https

I have a custom domain http://jstock.org mapped to my github page : http://yccheok.github.io I setup it using https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/9645/2208/how-do-i-link-my-...
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Impressions rise, Google position declines?

I redesigned my one-page website lately and launched it before 2 weeks. I have had some negative volatility on Google and also my website declined which I somehow expected since I did not / couldn't ...
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SSL Protect Unlimited Sites Under a Single vHost Without Server Restarts

I am creating a platform similar in concept to Wix for hosting websites. I wish to ensure that all the sites (except where specific issues prevent this on a site by site basis) will be protected by ...
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Moved to HTTPS. Do I need to do anything on the Google Analytics side?

Recently I changed my site to support HTTPS by default, and have setup 301 redirects from HTTP version. I want to make sure nothing breaks on the GA side. Is there anything I should do on GA other ...
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Is it good practice for a https site to link to a https url that redirects to http?

Several SEO analysis sites warn against linking to http site from a https site. If I link to https site that redirects to http, does that still violate that rule?
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How to get rid of mixed content warning when using cookie-less domain for static content?

When I serve all website content from same domain (https://example.com), tools like pingdom keeps yelling: Serve static content from a cookieless domain When I serve static content from cookie-...
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HTTP links still in Google's SERPs after moving to HTTPS

I've moved my WordPress site from HTTP to HTTPS almost a month ago. Here are the steps that I've taken: Replace all the internal links over the site like navigation etc. (HTTP links still there in ...
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Wix sitemap for http and https

I have a website hosted in Wix and as you may know it automatically keeps a sitemap there (sitemap.xml). Now that I activated https to my site, I read I should add another property on Google Search ...
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Prevent HTTPS forward on GoDaddy

I'm working on building my first website in a non-corporate environment. When I go to http://example.com it works fine. But when my friend tried, they found that GoDaddy forces HTTPS everywhere and ...
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Least SEO-disruptive HTTPS migration strategy

We are moving a website from HTTP to HTTPS and I have read Google's support article which is quite good: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6033049 As I understand, 301 redirects may ...
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Cloudflare not redirecting to HTTPS

I set it up, and set "Automatic HTTPS Rewrites" to "ON", BUT this still not redirecting me to the https by default when the page is requested via http... accessing the page manually by putting https ...
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Configure webapp on PWS to use SSL Service rather than HTTP

I have an application running on Pivotal Web Services that has 2 Front End components. I have added the Pivotal SSL Service and added a wildcard SSL certificate for my domain mysite.io and was given ...
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In what path I can find the .crt file for Let's Encrypt SSL?

I'm trying to find the SSL .crt file that was installed on my Ubuntu server using Let's Encrypt. I used this commands below for installing Let's Encrypt free SSL: $sudo apt-get update $sudo apt-get ...
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Serving HTTP images in a HTTPS site. Can I add a “safe domain”?

I know that by the title this may have been asked many times, but I haven't really found a similar situation asked (well, one) and I wondered if there could be a different approach? I have a ...
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Google Search Console reports only two back links after Wix enabled HTTPS

I just noticed that my back links (in Google Webmaster Console) dropped from 60 to 2. After investigation I found that WIX has enabled HTTPS a couple of days ago. Anyone knows if this should be the ...
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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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Will not having https redirect from example.com to www.example.com affect SEO

I've recently set up SSL for a bunch of my domains using a Positive SSL Multi-domain certificate from NameCheap, my domain provider. In the past when I was using single domain certificates, they ...
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Changing sitemap.xml and robots.txt after moving from http to https

I am migrating a website from http to https entirely, all http urls will have 301 redirects to their https counterparts. From https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6033049 We reference our ...
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Seo procedure for url mapping

I am moving my site from http to https. Currently google has indexed about 800 urls out of 157000 urls which is provided in my sitemap xml.(sitemap links of a particular page : domain.com/username) ...
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Will installing SSL certificate cause duplicate content penalty?

I'm running a VPS server and for so many years, I've been using http:// for my main website. In fact, to even avoid www and non-www issue, duplicate content issues, etc. in search engines, I even have ...
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Is SSL a Major Contributing Factor to Website Speed

I have nearly a perfect score on Pingdom Results: https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/tU1lz/https://varmag.com/ If I'm not mistaken, it looks like SSL is what's slowing me down? Doing some research, If I'm ...
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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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Choosing SSL certificates in the UK [closed]

Recently Google announced that 50% of websites are secure. They have also been rumbling about demoting non-secure sites in the search rankings if they're not https. So, how does one go about choosing ...
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Facebook share counter reset after HTTPS

I just moved my blog to https and, of course, all the facebook shares counters are now reset to 0. I've spent several hours reading stuff online and I got the solution to point the og:url tag to the ...
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Apache not serving XML file with correct mime type after migration to HTTPS

I've just migrated my website from HTTP to HTTPS. And now my sitemap.xml file is no longer served as XML: https://www.pretty-story.com/sitemap_index.xml Any idea what could be the cause? Is there ...