How to redirect http to https on app platform

Hello fellow developers,

I’m using app platform to host a static website, and while my domain is registered on godaddy, I’ve pointed the nameservers to DO and everything is working fine with my domain. The problem happens when I enter the domain using http instead of https. How to redirect all http requests to https? For reference, my domain is According to this question, it’s not possible yet: However, it says here that http should automatically be redirected to https:

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Dikshith Shetty
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June 8, 2021
Accepted Answer

Hello @bavly

Yes, the domain will automatically be redirected to HTTPS and there are no changes required from your end. Already, I see the domain with HTTP link is getting redirected to successfully.

You can check the Location field in the below curl output:

curl -I 
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 17:16:10 GMT
Connection: keep-alive
Cache-Control: max-age=3600
Expires: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 18:16:10 GMT
cf-request-id: 0a8e38f747000031b80e123000000001
Server: cloudflare
CF-RAY: 65c3c4387f1a31b8-BOM

The dig output is returning 3 IP addresses in which one associated with Droplet so when it resolves to that IP address you might experience the issue. Please remove that Droplet IP address from A record list:

dig +short

Docs for deleting the DNS record

Best Dikshith

Hi. Tell me please: can I use http without redirect to https?

P.S: I use site as websocket client. Client have to connect to websocket server. This server running on device in local network.
If site published as https, client have to connect to “wss://“ But I can’t use “wss://“ in local network, just “ws://“. Can I publish static site as “http”?

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