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Redirect www to non-www https.

I am trying to redirect all traffic from http/https www to https only non-www. I have got http to https setup using the following on apache 2.4:

        RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
        RewriteCond %{HTTP:X-Forwarded-Proto} !https
        RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://*%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]
        RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}

It also needs to work inside of the virtual hosts conf file and not .htaccess as my cms could overwrite the .htaccess on upgrades. I want to add www redirect as my site may have users that are used to typing www. Thanks for all of your help in advance.


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hello i have a problem, i want to redirect to non www but its not working when i use https://www it just works with http://www. or with http://domain those last to redirect correctly to https://domain but not when i add www and https, why is that?

Hey there,

Here is a great tutorial that outlines redirecting www subdomains to non-www URL’s.

Here’s an example of the rewrite rule that should work and still forward to https:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.(.*)$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%1/$1 [R=301,L]

Happy coding,

Jon Schwenn Platform Support Specialist DigitalOcean