Question

Change default HTTP to HTTPS

Posted January 24, 2015 3.7k views

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 mywebsite.com into my address bar will take me to http://mywebsite.com. What kind of DNS entry should I add to change the default from http://mywebsite.com to https://mywebsite.com? Note that entering https://mywebsite.com into the address bar works as HTTPS has been set up.

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

What type of web server are you running?

If you are using Apache, add the following to your .htaccess file:
“`# Force HTTPS
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^ https://%{HTTPHOST}%{REQUESTURI} [L,R=301]

  • I am using Apache server , and I am running larvael in it , and I have added the above lines that you have mentioned in my laravel .htaccess file but it’s not working.

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

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