How to Migrate my Http website to Https? 


HTTPS is a best practice for presenting a safe and secure website to your visitors So that it impacts more on your Google ranking factor. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.


If you're planning to have SSL Certificate and switch all http to https, then you need to follow the following steps mentioned below to make your site Safe, secure and more powerful:


  1. Buy An SSL certificate: The first step is to buy the right SSL Certificate for you. The way how an SSL certificate works is just simple, it creates an encrypted, impenetrable link between the browser window and the web server.

 

So you need to check with our Support team regarding the price of it and any queries related to SSL.


  1. Install SSL certificate: Once SSL Certificate is allocated to you, kindly login to the whm panel, select the appropriate user account and go to the SSL Module and select the domain from the drop down menu and click on Create.

 

It will take some time to install the complete package once it is done you can see the details along with its validity days.


  1. Take a Full Backup: It is a good practice to take complete backup of your site whenever any new changes has been done. We have Module named Backup Wizard under our HR panel to take complete backup of particular user account.


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  1. Check the code Libraries: This is an optional step needs to be carried out if any software that refers to or generates HTTP pages then change them to HTTPS.


  1. Update any external links using in your website:  If you are using any third party links in your websites then you need to switch from  http with https. This is very important because if thousands of backlinks pointing to your website from other websites then you need to maintain the seo ranking.


  1. Update CDN SSL: If you are maintaining the code copies under CDN like cloudflare then you need tocheck with your hosting company or developer if you are hosted on a CDN. If you are, then you'll need to check with the CDN's technical team for its instructions.


  1. Update Google: If you are using any google tools then you need to update everywhere with https so that it will be crawled well and indexed properly without any issue. Update Robot.txt file, site.xml file and any plugins used under CMS.


  1. Redirection Rule: Final step is to update the redirect rule under your .htaccess file and if you are using any CMS then you need to update column values under mysql tables.



Sample Redirect Code Look Likes:


RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]