I’m having an issue with http://domain.com (no www). This URL is serving the ubuntu default page, but http://www.domain.com, https://www.domain.com both redirect to https://domain.com and server the correct website from the correct location. I would like domain.com (no www) to also redirect to https://domain.com.

I’m having trouble getting all of the redirects to work at the same time. Im not sure what I’m doing wrong as I don’t have a ton of experience with rewrite rules. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Here’s my conf file.

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin ####@gmail.com
    ServerName thedenveradeventure.com
    ServerAlias www.thedenveradventure.com
    DocumentRoot /var/www/thedenveradventure/public_html

    ErrorLog /var/log/php_errors.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

    <Directory /var/www/thedenveradventure/public_html>
        RewriteEngine On

        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
        AllowOverride All
        Order allow,deny
        allow from all

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


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For the HTTPS redirect, you should be able to use the below as long as you also have a VirtualHost block configured for access on Port 443 (for SSL), otherwise if you only have a VirtualHost setup for Port 80, you’ll also need to define one for Port 443, else SSL won’t work as expected.

RewriteRule ^ https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [END,QSA,R=permanent]
  • Hi @jtittle
    Thanks for the response! I should have mentioned that yes, I do have another virtual host block for port 443. The code you provided worked great, although the ultimate issue here was that i was an idiot and misspelled the serverName.

    • @sundanlotion

      It happens. I’ve made my fair share of mistakes and misspelled plenty of things when coding or configuring. That’s what happens during 24-72 hour sessions of either non-stop coding or server configurations :-).

      Glad that line worked and glad you caught the other issue as well!