Apache: Use .htaccess to redirect http to https

August 25th, 2018

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I'm forever having to lookup how to use Apache's .htaccess to redirect http to https so here it is.

First, make sure you have Apache's mod_rewrite module enabled.

    # Redirect non-https requests to https
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{SERVER_NAME}/$1 [L,R=301] 

This will check the request for HTTPS and if it matches will permanently redirect the browser to the https:// url.

> curl -I http://www.euperia.com
    HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
    Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 09:25:44 GMT
    Server: Apache
    Location: https://www.euperia.com/
    Cache-Control: max-age=0
    Expires: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 09:25:44 GMT