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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Timeouts after SSL

We recently received an email from our web host saying that they had identified a problem with our SSL certificate and they would reissue another certificate for free to resolve this. Prior to the ...
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Reducing the activation delay on cPanel AutoSSL (Comodo)

It's great to see more and more web hosting companies offering free SSL certificates. One of the popular options is cPanel's AutoSSL BUT it seems to have the downside of taking "up to 48 hours" to ...
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Redirecting to HTTPS on WordPress?

I recently upgraded my site to SSL and I was wondering if I should force my traffic to HTTPS rather than leave access to HTTP? If so how should I go about doing this on WordPress?
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redirection from non-www to www through HTTPS takes longer than HTTP

I have enabled SSL for my site in the vhost file. I also have the redirection for the non-www to www over port 80: <VirtualHost 62.210.85.6:80> ServerName pretty-story.com Redirect permanent /...
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Google Indexed cgi-sys/default-webpage for mobile, but shows the site correctly in desktop search

I moved my page to HTTPS. In the search result from a PC, it is indexed correctly, but on mobile google indexed my webpage as cgi-sys/defaultwebserver.php. To solve this problem I blocked cgi-sys ...
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Wordpress SSL Site insecure. How do i change logo and Favicon to https?

I recently updated my Wordpress site to https but i didnt get the padlock next to the name in the browser and it says that it is insercure. I investigated using the following site: https://www....
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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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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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Switching to https during a major redesign

I am planning a major overhaul of a well established domain (60 Moz DA). Aside from a platform change, content reduction/consolidation and branding update, the structure of the site will be ...
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Have https on my website without my own domain

I don't want to register my own domain but I want to have an HTTPS connection to my site. Is there a way to do that? I tried adding SSL to my server using the default subdomain that comes with the ...
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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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How does a webmaster tell search engines to remove any indexed HTTP URLs/pages allowing only the HTTPS protocol to both remain and be indexed later?

Hello Webmasters of StackExchange and happy holidays! I signed up an hour ago and have read all the rules for asking questions. I've used StackOverflow for years but this is my first time joining a ...
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Indexing trouble in Google after HTTPs conversion and traffic decline [duplicate]

Our online platform was http://example.com/ We have just added SSL traffic from Dec 1 and from there site is getting low traffic and now 90% traffic is down. https://www.example.com/ is our main ...
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How to switch to https in webmaster tools?

We will be trying to add SSL to our website pretty soon , in the demo server we achieve everything perfect, the thing now is not to loose the traffic. With Google Analytics we are able to change ...
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What should I do with my HTTP property in Google Console after I forced all my traffic to HTTPS with 301 redirection? [duplicate]

A few months ago, I've switched all my traffic from HTTP to HTTPS. And then I have two properties in Google Search Console. I would like the http site be replaced by https site totally. Can I do ...
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Does https site conversion affects organic traffic?

Our site has lost substantial traffic after moving to HTTPS. Most of our Posts which were on first page are on 5-6th page now! We started around 1st Dec and it is continuously dropping since then. ...
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Redirect http www and non-SSL domains to HTTPS without multiple redirects?

I'm losing link juice in multiple redirects. I need to redirect all domain versions to my default domain i.e. https://example.com By all domain versions I mean http://www, http://, https://www and ...
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SSL/https breaking when using www

Please don't close for being a duplicate, I have already tried the other answered questions and am still having issues. First, I know why the certification for the site breaks when using www. The ...
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Bing webmaster indicating crawl errors on http to https 301 redirect

I moved my site form http to https, now sitemap contains https urls, but Bing webmaster indicates increased "crawl errors" and my indexed pages have decreased to 0. The list of errors says http pages ...
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Adding HTTPS to our site created duplicate content that Google is indexing with a drop in traffic

Our tutorial platform is example.com - it was online with non-www version. i.e. http://example.com We added SSL(https) certificate and now there are issues that are affecting my site. Now there are ...
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Google is indexing pages as HTTP despite 301 redirects from HTTP to HTTPS

on 9/23 we migrated our entire site to HTTPS. Almost 3 months later and Google has recently cached versions of http:// URLs in the index. We have an http:// sitemap that is live with 100% 301 ...
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WMT Change of Address not working

I have been asked by a client to install an ssl certificate on her website which I have done and all working well! I have sorted out the security plugin and the .htaccess file with correct 301 ...
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Can I purchase an SSL certificate from one hosting vendor, but use it on another?

In Jul-2016, I purchased a domain name and hosting from Vendor A and in Nov-2016, I purchased an ecommerce solution from Vendor B. Vendor B asked me to inform Vendor A to point my domain to their DNS/...
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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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Why does my .htaccess file only partially force HTTPS and WWW?

I have the domain https://www.example.com and this is how I prefer that users reach my site as well, using both HTTPS and WWW. In my .htaccess file I try and force everyone to use this set up with ...
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How to handle DNS and SSL when switching CMS provider

We're replacing our website (a B2B news website, around 12,000 sessions a month) with one built in a new and better CMS. The old one was built on a custom CMS circa 2009 and is out-of-date. The ...
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How do I add web host's SSL to Cloudflare?

I'm stuck with this one and I've searched under Cloudflare's documentation and under Cloudflare SSL however I am unable to come up with resolution to my problem. Problem: Purchased a Domain ...
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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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How to optimize the load time of initial connection and SSL handshake phase of a web page on a 3G network?

My website www.example.com(SSL enabled) is hosted on Amazon EC2 shared hosting. It loads faster (load time < 2 seconds) on a wifi/broadband connection. Issue is on 3G network in mobile**(H mode and ...
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The indexed page number decrease after migrating from http to https

My website is migrating from http to https, but both http and https URL can work. The indexed page number in https increase, but decrease in http. Why does the indexed page number in http decrease? ...
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Untrusted Cloudflare SSL Certificate

I'm just dipping my toes into the water with SSL certificates and figured I'd try Cloudflare's free offering... I'm trying to secure a sub-domain that hosts map tiles locally within the country for ...
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SSL Vulnerabilities on a personal site [closed]

I just managed to install a SSL for my domain hosted on a VPS with CentOS 6.5 (CentOS WEB Panel) and I got it through those "SSL Checker"s online, the most common errors are below: This server ...
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SEO: change site address from http://www. to https://

My site was indexed as http://www.example.com. Purpose: I would like to make a change to https://example.com Question: Can you please give me a hint if I'm doing this in the best possible way? What ...
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How do I use CPanel to prevent the HTTPS URL for my site from showing somebody else's site?

Currently if you go to the https of my site it just goes to another persons site on the server nothing to do with me. Anyway, how can I just turn it off port 443 using cPanel so it just either 404's ...
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Rewrite external HTTP resource links to proxied HTTPS using Apache/PHP

First off, disclaimer... I know what I'm asking for is against specification and recommendation but the boss wants it done. Having said that... I'm the person responsible for a Moodle installation (...
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SSL Certificate Details And SEO

I was looking at the different types of SSL certificates and providers. I came across a website that states this: We believe Extended and Business Verification SSL certificates gets more top ...
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How do I get my site verified such that it shows a green box in Chrome's address bar?

How do I get my site verified by Google Chrome so it has the green box in the address bar? I honestly don't know how to do this. Also, do I have to ask Google to verify it?
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Migration to HTTPS & subdomains

What steps should I proceed to tell Google about my migration from HTTP to HTTPS (there is 301 valid redirect is set), nothing I can see in Google webmaster (they have migration, but it is saying they ...
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User contributed images on a HTTPS site without mixed content warnings

I have a forum where, like most forums, users can post images. I've set up HTTPS across the site, but of course most external images are linked using HTTP, not HTTPS. So loading the forum over HTTPS ...
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Which HTTP/HTTPS www/no-www versions should be registered in Search Console when using Cloudflare Flexible SSL [duplicate]

I have a question about the use of Cloudflare Flexible SSL and the settings in Google Search Console. Say I use Flexible SSL on my website example.com. I have wrote a redirect from http to https in ...
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Migration from HTTP to HTTPS and changing URL structure at the same time

There are several reports of migration to HTTPS (using 301 redirects and HSTS) without an impact to rankings (no fluctations). Since that seems like changing URL structure I'm thinking to migrate ...
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What is the difference between Lets's Encrypt and Rapid SSL?

Which certificate is appropriate for a small WordPress WooCommerce shop?
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Facebook share problem after impleme HTTPS

I had a company blog site http://blog.mysite.com, which was getting good traffic. On an average each blog had 200 fb shares(some had 2000+). And my alexa rank was 11000 in my country that time. Then ...
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CloudFlare SSL certificate is a good solution?

I need to put an SSL certificate on a website in wordpress. It does not store any confidential information. I just want to gain some advantage in google ranking. I have a free account on cloudflare. ...
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Adsense and SSL? Still an issue?

I just switched over to SSL for my site using cloudflare's flexible SSL, but forcing https via page rules, and pointing all internal links to https. I also added the https version of the aite to WMT. ...
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301 Redirect Causes Insecure Connection Warning

My client's primary domain name is a variant of a commonly spelled name, for example domein.com. To avoid losing traffic, they also purchased domain.com. The live site is at https://domein.com. When I ...
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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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Switching domain from HTTPS to HTTP

I recently launched a new site on an existing domain, using new hosting. The previous site utilized HTTPS, the new site does not (just HTTP). The problem I ran into is that Google currently has the ...
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https://www not redirecting to my domain when everything else

I'm using namecheap, letsencrypt and apache. I registered with letsencrypt the domain and www, but it's not even getting to the "your connection is unsecure" page. namecheap has an A record to my ip ...
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Should I redirect 301 sitemap.xml from http to https after SSL switch?

Specific to sitemap.xml, should I 301 redirect http://example.com/sitemap.xml to https://example.com/sitemap.xml? I switched 2 weeks ago to ssl (from http to https) and scoured this site to make ...