Change default HTTP to HTTPS

  • Posted January 24, 2015

I currently have a CNAME DNS entry that points my www to my static site. However, the default behavior of that site is HTTP. For example, inputting into my address bar will take me to What kind of DNS entry should I add to change the default from to Note that entering into the address bar works as HTTPS has been set up.


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Let me add, if you are using nginx, you need to add the following to you rewrite config file: if ($scheme = ‘http’) { rewrite ^/(.*)$$1 permanent; }

What type of web server are you running?

If you are using Apache, add the following to your .htaccess file:

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

DNS can’t be used for this purpose. You should look into Strict Transport Security instead.