How to redirect from HTTP to HTTPS in WordPress, Magento, Opencart and Joomla?

Http refers to Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and it is one of the method by which the data are moved in and around the web or internet. Https stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure which means that all the data that you have shared with that particular website is secured and also ensure to have better data protection. And today most of the ecommerce websites, banking website, etc are using the https where it helps them to protect the data by encrypting it before sending it either way by using an SSL - Secure Sockets Layer Certificate.


So today if you want your website to be secure and encrypted then first you need to buy that SSL certificate. So what is SSL certificate? In simple words SSL certificates is a small data file where it digitally binds a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. In other words, an SSL is a standard security protocol for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a web browser. So by using SSL certificate, it will ensure that all the data that are exchanged between the browser and the server remains secure.


Your HTTP to HTTPS redirect needs to go near the top of your .htaccess file. If .htaccess file is not save then you can create one inside your public_html file.


Once after installing the SSL certificate and now if you want to access your domain name with HTTPS then follow the below steps:


1. If you want your domain name to start without www after https then follow this method-

 

http to https:// without www


RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://yourdomain.com/$1 [R,L]

 

2. If you want your domain name to start with www after https then follow this method-

 

http to https:// with www


RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.yourdomain.com/$1 [R,L]


Note: Replace “yourdomain.com” with your respective domain name.

Here is the information on how to redirect from HTTP to HTTPS in WordPress, Magento, Opencart and Joomla:

How to redirect from HTTP to HTTPS in WordPress?

How to redirect from HTTP to HTTPS in Joomla site?

How to redirect from HTTP to HTTPS in OpenCart?

How to redirect from HTTP to HTTPS in Magento?