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Published on July 9th, 2021

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Redirect from HTTP to HTTPS in Apache VirtualHosts

Here's a simple technique on how I learned to redirect a site from HTTP to HTTPS automatically using Apache's VirtualHost configuration.Go to your configuration file or and modify your configuration to something like this:Save the file and check if the configuration is correct before your restart the server:If you get the message, , then go ahead and restart the server:Now, your visitors will be redirected from HTTP to HTTPS automatically!Hope you found this tip useful!

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Here's a simple technique on how I learned to redirect a site from HTTP to HTTPS automatically using Apache's VirtualHost configuration.

Go to your configuration file or 000-default.conf and modify your configuration to something like this:


<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName your.domain.com
    Redirect permanent / https://your.domain.com/
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:443>
    ServerName your.domain.com
    SSLEngine On
    # insert code here...
</VirtualHost>

Save the file and check if the configuration is correct before your restart the server:


sudo apachectl configtest

If you get the message, Syntax OK, then go ahead and restart the server:


sudo systemctl restart apache2

Now, your visitors will be redirected from HTTP to HTTPS automatically!

Hope you found this tip useful!