Redirect http to https with Apache

Posted on 24-04-2018 by Nadir Latif


To redirect http urls to https, we need to add the following directives to .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
# This will enable the Rewrite capabilities

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
# This checks to make sure the connection is not already HTTPS

RewriteRule {/?(.*) https://%{SERVER_NAME}/$1 [R,L]
# This rule will redirect users from their original location, to the same location but using HTTPS.
# i.e. to
# The leading slash is made optional so that this will work either in httpd.conf
# or .htaccess context