Redirect non-www to www through secure connection (https/ssl)

  • Posted June 8, 2014


I want to redirect to

I succeeded in redirecting http to https like this (in default-ssl.conf file):

<pre> <VirtualHost> RewriteEngine on ReWriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} !^443$ RewriteRule ^/?(.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [NC,R,L]


<VirtualHost default:443> RewriteEngine on ServerAdmin webmaster@localhos ServerName ServerAlias DocumentRoot /var/www/html </pre>

this works fine until I type my domain without www, then I get the error message “this site is untrusted, the certificate is only valid to

My environment:

will appreciate you help thanks,


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Why not simply:

NameVirtualHost *:80
<VirtualHost *:80>
   Redirect permanent /

<VirtualHost _default_:443>
   DocumentRoot /var/www/html
   SSLEngine On
# etc...

I found the solution, for the people who suffered as me in finding a solution… here is the answer: <br> <br>VirtualHost <br> <br> RewriteEngine on <br> ReWriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} !^443$ <br> RewriteRule ^/?(.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [NC,R,L] <br> <br>VirtualHost default:443 <br> <br> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost <br> ServerName <br> ServerAlias <br> DocumentRoot /var/www/html <br> RewriteEngine on <br> RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^(www.)?(.+) <br> RewriteRule ^ https://%2%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L] <br> <br>Enjoy! <br>

sorry the post does not accept programatic brackets. so first block of code is for <br>VirtualHost <br> <br>the second block is for <br>VirtualHost default:443

note: <br>the default-ssl.conf is: <br> <br>“<VirtualHost DOMAIN.COM:80>” <br>RewriteEngine on <br>ReWriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} !^443$ <br>RewriteRule ^/?(.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [NC,R,L] <br>“</VirtualHost>” <br> <br>“<VirtualHost DEFAULT:443>” <br>RewriteEngine on <br>ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost <br>ServerName <br>ServerAlias <br>DocumentRoot /var/www/html <br>“</VirtualHost>”