Ubuntu 18.04, no virtual server setup, single website only, following directions from marketplace, closed port 80, but there was no instructions on how to force all web traffic to use https.
Any help would be appreciated.
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I won’t recommend closing port 80 just redirecting all traffic from HTTP to HTTPS.
There are a few ways to do so.
Redirect to https using .htaccess
In your website’s .htaccess you can add the following code
It should be enough to help you with the redirection.
Redirect to https using a WordPress plugin
Using a WordPress can be really easy, it will both help you redirect to HTTPS and solve the potential problem of a Mixed Content. Here are a couple of plugins you can use
Redirect to https via Nginx
If you are using Nginx, you can add the following server block
The above should be added in your website’s Nginx vhost file.
Additionally, please make sure to change example.com with your domain name.
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