How do i redirect from https to http with nginx?

May 16, 2019 667 views
Nginx Let's Encrypt Ubuntu 18.04

Hi, I work with a couple of sites, the clients could ask or not for a SSL certificate, so: some sites have SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt and other don’t have one.

I work with a LEMP stack for the wordpress sites, but I ran into a problem: when you try to access one of the sites with no SSL certificate it redirects them to another with a SSL certificate. I was wondering if it is posible to redirect all of the accesses from https:// to http:// in a site with no SSL certificate?

1 Answer


The normal behavior is for the site to load via http:// and not https://

Can you check for any existing rules that are forcing the redirect? You can check the site’s vhost.

You can also check in the site’s database. For example in WordPress you define the home and siteurl.


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