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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Will my Facebook comments get lost under these scenarios?

I want to integrate Facebook comments to my blog. According to my research, the page is treated as an object. So all the comments are tied to this object. This object itself is the page URL. Now I ...
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Enabling HTTPS without impact on SEO

I'm planning to migrate all links on a site from HTTP to HTTPS in the near future. However, at the moment all I want to do is to enable HTTPS in order for it to be used on certain private areas of the ...
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Why does Namecheap keep sending me a message that says “The AutoSSL certificate renewal may cause a reduction of coverage”

I'm working on a client's website that was set up by someone else. It's hosted by Namecheap and we have access to cPanel. The client is apparently receiving this email message twice a day (I've ...
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Avoiding SSL certificate errors with Amazon S3 subdomain

I have an Amazon S3 bucket set up for hosting static image files. I have set up subdomain redirection so that "static.example.com" points to my S3 bucket. The bucket is named "static.example.com" with ...
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Does manipulation of a sub-doman to a different domain name cause any issues with an SSL wildcard?

For example, if I have a subdomain of: https://foobar.somesite.com that is hosting the site but I want to pass the actual domain of: https://foobar.com in the browser would this cause any issues ...
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HTTPS indexing after migration

I moved my website from HTTP to HTTPS version month ago, and I made all necessary changes, I made 301 redirect so all old links redirect to the HTTPS version, and I added the new version to webmaster ...
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How to decrease HTTPs redirect wait time?

I use a wordpress plugin to redirect my website to HTTPs however I have noticed a redirect time of 500 ms Which takes the time to first byte to 800 ms. How can I reduce the redirect time?
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HTTP webpage is showing “Not Secure” in Chrome

I've called GoDaddy a few different times and they said that it looks like it is a problem with my HTML file. Except, my HTML file is the basic outline of a webpage, nothing fancy at all. Chrome ...
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Long waiting time on page load may be caused by https?

As the screenshot show, there is 1.05s waiting time on page load and I have done some tests to figure it out that this is caused by https. I uploaded a plain html with just hello world and tested ...
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HTTP to HTTPS: Wait for new sitemap to be indexed?

Running HTTP and HTTPS versions of the site side-by-side. HTTP is canonical right now. Goal is to change that to HTTPS. Created a new site in Search Console and submitted a new sitemap 4 days ago. ...
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Performance Issues Using SSL With Cloudflare

I have been using Cloudflare for a while without much consideration to what it was doing. Today I have noticed that there is around 500ms of delay when I view a web page over https when Cloudflare is ...
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Does SSL require a client side certificate of any kind at all?

A friend insists it does, that both browser and server both need certificates. I say no, only the server requires one, with two keys. The question is whether the browser uses some sort of certificate (...
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When building links for SEO should you link to the http or https version of your site?

My website redirects all versions (http, www etc.) to an https/non www version, as most websites do. When I am building links for SEO should I aim to get links to the https version of the website, or ...
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Preserving social metrics when switching to https

I am switching all my sites to https this week and am running into an issue. We use AddThis for our sharing widgets and according to their support all our social metrics will be reset to zero once the ...
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Google Analytics direct traffic dropped by 50% after switching to https

everyone, have a little dilemma and was hoping to get some advice here. I recently installed a new SSL (3 months ago) to force our URL to start with https://. The site was earlier accessible through ...
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What can I do to pay less for SSL?

I currently have a web hosting account and 27 domains that cost 1310 PLN (about $358.37) per year. Because the next version of Chrome will start displaying "not secure" warnings when a user enters ...
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HTTPS implementation. Should I change pre-head tags?

I implemented HTTPS on all the webpages of my website. My browser tells me it's a "Secure connection" with a green signal. I double-checked that all the images, CSS files, JS files, etc. were HTTPS, ...
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What issues will I encounter if the new /shop section of my website is HTTPS

I am about to launch a new section of my website which is a small store for gift vouchers and a few branding products. My site is well ranked/positioned in Google organically and paid. However, for ...
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How do I prevent a rewrite rule from executing for just one subdomain?

In the root level .htaccess I have added a condition to rewrite HTTP requests as HTTPS: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !on RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} This applies to ...
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SEO sitemap pending in Google after SSL change

I have a site http://www.example.com It has a valid site map at http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml The site is running through netilfy.com I recently enabled SSL in Netlify, now all pages are ...
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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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HTTPS. Solution for “This page is trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources” from third-party sources

I've got a website using third-party JavaScript scripts, from Google AdSense (to show ads), Google Analytics (to track visits), Google Maps (to show maps) or Facebook (to allow users leave comments). ...
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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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Link to External Sites as HTTP or HTTPS?

While migrating from HTTP to HTTPS, I am recreating all internal links and canonicals as HTTPS, but it is not clear what to do for external links. Some links point to sites that support both ...
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How bad is it for SEO to use at 302 redirection instead of 301 redirection for HTTPS?

Recently my client has configured HTTPS. I recommended that he implement 301 redirection to 200. His developer could not do that and it is still using 302 redirects. How bad it can affect a website ...
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How do I remove HTTPS results from Google after the domain has been redirected and the SSL certificate taken down?

I need to remove HTTPS results from Google search rankings for the domain A that has been redirected to another domain B. So domain A does not have any pages on it at the moment and it will not have ...
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Will HTTP hyperlinks on HTTPS pages trigger mixed content warnings?

I am about switch to HTTPS for a site with about 1000 pages. All external libraries for the theme are secure and all internal ones will be changed over via 301 redirects. What about anchor links ...
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Is incorrect to have the HTTPS version of the sitemaps.org URL in the xmlns sitemap schema?

I have the schema with this: <sitemapindex xmlns="https://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"> Is it correct or should be: <sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0....
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When legacy applications don't support HTTP, can we run both HTTP and HTTPS for SEO?

We have SSL on our site, however we have some legacy applications that do not support SSL, what to do in this case? In order for them to work correctly will I have to leave HTTP and HTTPS active? ...
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Correct way to redirect from HTTP domain to a different HTTPS domain on the same server?

Hello I have two different domain names pointing to the same server (same IP in DNS records). One domain (example1.com) has SSL enabled and has a fully working website on it. The other domain's (...
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COMODO SSL Analyzer Error -14

I have a hard time understanding Comodo's SSL Analyser error in some cases. If queried on smtp.tiscali.it:465,it returns the image below: However, if querying in OpenSSL: Or Digicert: It seems ...
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Asked to authenticated WebDav twice when connecting to HTTPS

I'm having the problem of double authentification on my Apache server like he has: Properly Force SSL with .htaccess But I want to do this via the conf files. He says he knows how to do it via conf ...
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How can I force Blogger's 'search widget' to use HTTPS?

I've just set up CloudFlare for my website, so that I can run HTTPS (yes, I know it's not encrypted end-to-end... this is fine). All the images, script resources, etc. are now linked using protocol-...
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Getting a “Potentially unsafe content” error on my WordPress site in MS Edge Browser

Some users have reported this error generated by Windows Defender SmartScreen in the MS Edge browser. No problems in the other browsers. Here's a screenshot of the error: It's been reported by ...
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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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Redirect to WWW with HTTPS optimization

I want to redirect all my website pages to https and www. In order to do that I'm using the rules below and it's working fine. # Rewrite to WWW with HTTPS RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off # First rewrite to ...
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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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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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