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Hi all,

I am having a heck of a time getting a redirect to work and even knowing what type of redirect I should be using. I just bought an SSL certificate that requires a redirect. My hosting provider said to use a .htaccess redirect. The server I am using is Unix. The website is coded in html. I am trying to go from annpoulson.com to https://annpoulson.com. I have tried several code and none have worked. I'm not sure if I should be using a 301 or 302 redirect and what the correct code is...

The current code in the .htaccess files says:

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://annpoulson.com/$1 [R=301,L]

But the website says to many redirects when I try to load it in Chrome"

This page isn’t working

annpoulson.com redirected you too many times.

ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS

I have tried clearing cookies etc. and same error. Thanks for any help anyone can offer.

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Hi all,

I am having a heck of a time getting a redirect to work and even knowing what type of redirect I should be using. I just bought an SSL certificate that requires a redirect. My hosting provider said to use a .htaccess redirect. The server I am using is Unix. The website is coded in html. I am trying to go from annpoulson.com to https://annpoulson.com. I have tried several code and none have worked. I'm not sure if I should be using a 301 or 302 redirect and what the correct code is...

The current code in the .htaccess files says:

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://annpoulson.com/$1 [R=301,L]

But the website says to many redirects when I try to load it in Chrome"

This page isn’t working

annpoulson.com redirected you too many times.

ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS

I have tried clearing cookies etc. and same error. Thanks for any help anyone can offer.

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How many .htaccess files are currently on your server? 

The page is not redirecting correctly.

Try this:

# Remove www from any URLs that have them:

RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://annpoulson.com/$1 [R=301,L]

#change http to https

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off

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

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web Design & Publishing

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Ohhhh myyyy goshhhh thanks so much! That worked! Thanks so much!

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You can combine those two rules also like this:

force https and non www. URLs:

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\. [NC]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(?:www\.)?(.+)$ [NC]

RewriteRule ^ https://%1%{REQUEST_URI} [L,NE,R=301]

alternatively force https and www. URLs:

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. [NC]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(?:www\.)?(.+)$ [NC]

RewriteRule ^ https://www.%1%{REQUEST_URI} [L,NE,R=301]

Its a good idea to make sure all URLs are served consitently over either non www. or www. URLs to avoid 'canonical issues'  as well as obviously serving pages over https.

Paul-M, ACP

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My rule of thumb with www prefix is use whichever one gives you the most Google search results. 

Type your site into the browser address bar like this:

     site: www.yourdomain.com

     or  site:yourdomain.com

And be sure to tell Google Console your preferred URL is HTTPS

Set your preferred domain (www or non-www) - Search Console Help

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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