How do I redirect HTTP to HTTPS?
This article will explain how you can redirect visitors to the secured (HTTPS) version of your site.
HTTP, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is a protocol that is used to load webpages. When a visitor accesses your site, their web browser will send a HTTP request to your server requesting all the necessary resources for your webpage, such as images, text, layout description, scripts and videos. From there, the server will run process this request and send a HTTP response to the visitor’s browser that features the requested files. When the visitor’s browser receives this response, your webpage will be generated.
HTTPS, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, is HTTP through a secured connection – preventing any third parties from intercepting any communications between the browser and the server – and can only be set up if a server has its own SSL certificate.
Once you’ve installed your SSL certificate, you’ll need to set up a redirect so that visitors are taken to the secured version of your website. To do this, simply choose your package from the list below: