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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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How to get a free or cheap SSL certificate for your Test / Staging environment? [closed]

My startup client runs a website at xyz.com, they use HTTPS only. They now introduced a test environment to test upcoming versions (test.xyz.com). They want to run it under HTTPS as well but they can'...
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can a random compression level applied on same html output replace HTTPS to an extent?

HTTPS is supposedly a secure protocol for data exchange. I'm wondering upon a page request, if I outputted data to the client at a different gzip compression level (over the HTTP protocol) each time,...
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is free ssl certificate appropriate - only needed for login page

I need to protect the user's credentials on my website's login page. The rest of the website does not need SSL. I don't sell anything or accept any credit card information (now or in the future) ...
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I'm confused about encryption and SSL

while my friends and I planning to run our own website, we're confused about the encryption where hackers can TAPPING or in social engineering it's WIRE TAPPING, but I don't know how do they call it ...
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How to set up Https on cPanel

Hello I want to set up https on CPanel! but I don't know how? Is there anyone here that can help me? My cpanel version is cPanel Pro 1.0 (RC1).
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Bad route appended to URL when redirecting from http to https

I have a WordPress site hosted on OVH and I'm having issues when redirecting from http to https. http://www.example.com redirects nicely to https://www.example.com https://www.example.com redirects ...
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New SSL certificate is not propagated

I have installed a new SSL certificate on my server and removed the old one but when I open the website using new PC and new browsers, I still view the old certificate in the browser. I have windows ...
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forcing SSL without 301 redirect

Is there a way to force an SSL lock without using a 301 redirect, such as server side? I'm happy to supply context if requested.
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Is it recommended to add SSL certificate protection to the domain's subdomains (webmail,webdisk,cpanel)?

I bought web hosting under FastComet and they have a free Let's Encrypt SSL service that comes with the package. There is an option to include the domain's subdomains (webmail,webdisk,cpanel) to ...
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Trying to understand the difference between two Apache SSL config statements

I'm using Apache 2.2.34, OpenSSL 1.0.2l. Yep, I know its sun-setted and not supported, but plans to upgrade it are not immediate. I'm trying to understand the difference between these two statements....
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Quickest way to let Google know a site no longer has SSL? [duplicate]

I've removed SSL from a website, permanently. I would like Google (and other search engines) to pick this up ASAP as of course people will be seeing a warning/error in their browser when they click ...
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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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Internal links URL and SEO [duplicate]

I was wondering if one is better off to have relative URL's for internal links vs absolute URL's? <a href="aboutus.html">About us </a> vs <a href="http://www.example.com/aboutus.html"...
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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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https version of my site added in Webmaster Tools - now statistics incorrect

I have 'upgraded' my site to SSL two weeks ago, and following the instructions given by Google, added the https:// version of the domain (which uses .htaccess to automatically redirect to the https://...
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HTTP and HTTPS visibility question

First a little context as a lot of people have been confused by my question in the past. Everything in the 2 requests below is visible to a third party (man in the middle attack), url, data, host ...
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Is Google “Not Provided” only affect non-SSL website?

Based on this blog post, Google Analytics may not be providing keyword referral data anymore Google not provide their search keyword to insecure website. Since the keyword is Not provided, looks ...
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www does not redirect properly after move to https

I recently moved my site (hosted on OpenShift) from HTTP to HTTPS. The domain name is registered at GoDaddy, but I use the DNS of Cloudflare. I had implemented a Cloudflare page rule to forward www to ...
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Use SSL with HTTP

Just wondering, is there a way to use SSL without HTTPS and run it on HTTP? I don't want to know this to end up using this in production, but I'm just wondering to improve my knowledge of the ...
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HTTPS connections for Revive (formely Openx)

I have installed Revive Adserver 3.0.2 (formely Openx Adserver) and everything works fine. But, only if my website its accessed using standard conexion (http). If my website its accessed usin https ...
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How can I stop my blog from trying to use SSL?

I noticed yesterday that my Avg Visit Duration for users on Androids plummeted on 13th September. So I looked into it and found that Android users were being sent a warning message when they tried to ...
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IIS NON-WWW to WWW Rewrite Issue with SSL certificate

I have a SSL related redirection problem with ISS as follows: http://example.com redirects to https://example.com This works perfectly. http://www.example.com redirects to https://www.example.com ...
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SSL Integration issue

We have a godaddy VPS account and purchased an ssl certificate.We downloaded a .zip file that contains a .cert file. When we are trying to setup ssl, they are asking .key file with the .cert file, we ...
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For Facebook signed_request, should we pay for using SSL?

For Facebook's signed_request function we must have an SSL certificate on applications and page tabs starting on 1st Oct. When I researched, we cannot get one for free. I am wondering how Facebook ...
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HTTPS time out for newly installed SSL certificate on Nginx

Recently I bought a SSL certificate on GoDaddy and set it up in my Nginx server like this: server { listen 443 ssl default_server; server_name www.mywebsite.example; ssl on; ...
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SSL on staging server

I have three servers: development, staging and production. I use dev as a messy environment on which I write my code. Production is my clean, sparkly, shiny tidy web server. When pushing a new version ...
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Redirecting a domain works on HTTP but not on HTTPS with IIS server

We built a site for a client to advertise a new block of apartments they had built. The apartments have now all been sold so we have been asked to forward the domain to another domain until there is ...
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SEO when forward domain in global rank vs local region?

I have one .ir domain and google map services not works on .ir domains, I want to get .org domain and set SSL EV for this .org domain then forward .ir to .org domain. one web app is installed on this ...
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HTTPS + IP not redirecting to configured Domain Name and gives “Your connection is not private” [Nginx/Ubuntu]

I am using NGINX for 301 redirects on Ubuntu and reverse proxy for my Web Application and aim is to redirect traffic to non-www url such as https://mywebapplication.example. So with my current ...
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How to migrate from HTTP and HTTPS old sub domain to HTTPS root new domain in htaccess with least SEO risks?

Looking for the best site migration strategy for SEO, which consider these specific combinations of elements and challenges: *note: site is in Wordpress. Htaccess redirect code to go from sub ...
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How do I understand why https is broken on a site? [closed]

So, I'm visiting a random site, and Chrome reports it as "not secure," even though it's using https with a valid certificate. Just as a matter of self-education, I want to understand what they're ...
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Google Consider HTTPs over HTTP - How to redirect https to http without losing traffic

I have not installed SSL nor enable on my website, however the hosting companies did it. Now Google started crawling https pages over http. I have uninstall the ssl form Hosting Cpanel today. ...
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htaccess force HTTPS except two pages

I would like to force HTTPS (SSL) on every page except /es-ES/calculador-cuatro-pilares-destino-bazi.html or /en-US/bazi-calculator.html. How can I do that? I am using Apache HTTP Server (ver 2.2.x). ...
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Rewrite a directory to different host

I have inherited a website that was working, but another technician broke it, and now I have been hired to fix it. The primary domain is hosted at GoDaddy a very simple html site 25 pages or fewer. ...
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Changing CA for a website

As an AWS user I am currently thinking about breaking up with my current Certificate Authority in favor of AWS ACL due to ease of maintenance for the latter (just for the sake of accuracy). What ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Disable ssl on subdomains

I have a main domain where I added a private SSL. I also use cloudflare protection with their ssl, full strict, but I added a new subdomain in where I don't want ssl enabled. It seems to be the case ...
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Multiple Web servers on a single IP [closed]

A few other questions on here cover how to do this on a single server but I'm having trouble figuring out how to build this with multiple Web servers behind a single external IP. I have a simple ...
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How to issue wildcard certificates using Kloudsec and Let's encrypt?

I configured Let's encrypt and Kloudsec for https://example.com as shown in these DNS settings: Currently, I get a "Untrusted connection" error when accessing the website with www. How can I make the ...
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How to install SSL certificate (and enable HTTPS) on VPS via command line?

I am having a bit of an issue. I have purchased an SSL certificate from GoDaddy and have it and the private key uploaded on my server. I have followed this guide but nothing is working for me. My ...
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Is there a difference in search engine ranking between allowing HTTPS vs requiring it?

This is a general question, not related to google only, but for example google mentioned that it will have more trust for sites that support HTTPS and they will get a small ranking boost. I would like ...
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Does Cloudflare use different authentication mechanisms across platforms?

I'm using Cloudflare flexible SSL for a website I made, and after investigating certificate properties, I realized different authentication mechanisms are being used. Chrome 45 for Windows desktop ...
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wgSecureLogin setting

According to MediaWiki's Extension:HttpsLogin: From MediaWiki 1.17, you can redirect all users to HTTPS on login by: setting $wgSecureLogin = true; and setting $wgServer as protocol-...
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Website showing a different site when I connect to it via HTTPS [closed]

My website at alexwang.cf is for some reason showing danicv.me (as if I made a CNAME record for it) when I connect to it via https. Using HTTP it works just fine and shows up fine. I don't have any ...
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Chrome flags my SSL

Chrome keeps on showing me yellow triangle, 4 days ago padlock was green. I reissued the certificate and every ssl check test i found passed. Domain is buzztera.gr, do you guy know any other tool i ...
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What kind of SSL cert do I need here

I am in the process of setting up a distributed server setup with each server claiming to use the same domain name. I will be using a geolocation DNS service (there are now several cheap providers ...