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Question about redirects (http://www to https://non-www)

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M_Lyons10    454

Good morning everyone!

 

Redirects and web.config changes still make me extremely nervous, so I always like to ask before I actually do anything.

 

We recently upgraded to https and I set up a redirect from http to https.  The problem I am having is that it is redirecting multiple times.  From http://www to http://non-www and then again from http://non-www to https://non-www.

 

How can I redirect once?  I've noticed a speed impact from doing it this way.

 

So, I would like to redirect both http://www and http://non-www to https://non-www for the entire domain.

 

I do have a couple of pages that have been redirected invidivually as well because the page has moved.

 

I'm using Windows hosting.

 

Here is my htaccess:

 

#Redirect from WWW to non WWW
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.[mysite].com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://[mysite].com$1 [L,R=301]

 

Thank you again for your help!

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+Kyle    98
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.[mysite].com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://[mysite].com/$1 [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R,L]

You were super close.

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M_Lyons10    454
On 6/13/2019 at 9:09 PM, Kyle said:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.[mysite].com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://[mysite].com/$1 [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R,L]

You were super close.

Thank you very much for your help, I really appreciate it and will try that out right away.

I apologize for the delay in getting back to this, I had some unexpected health issues and I'm just getting back to this now.

 

Thank you again!

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M_Lyons10    454

Thank you very much for your help.  I tried your suggestion yesterday and while it redirects from www to https non-www, if I type the non-www web address I get an error that the the website sent an invalid response "ERR_INVALID_REDIRECT".

 

Is there something that I might be missing?  I want to redirect all traffic to https://non-www but with as few redirects as possible.

  • http://www
  • http://non-www
  • https://www
  • https://non-www

Thank you again for all of your help, I greatly appreciate it and I want to apologize again for being taken away from this thread due to some issues that were beyond my control.  But I am back to 100% and will be checking back regularly now.

 

Thanks Again,

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Tantawi    189
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Try this, this is what I use on all my sites since a long time and works great! Only one redirect with multiple conditions.

 

RewriteEngine On
# Remove www & Force HTTPs
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)(.+) [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?(.+)
RewriteRule ^ https://%2%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

 

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M_Lyons10    454
On 8/7/2019 at 5:32 PM, Tantawi said:

Try this, this is what I use on all my sites since a long time and works great! Only one redirect with multiple conditions.

 


RewriteEngine On
# Remove www & Force HTTPs
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)(.+) [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?(.+)
RewriteRule ^ https://%2%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

 

Thank you very much for posting that.  I tried it and while it is redirecting www to https://non-www, I noticed that if I try to go to the non-www domain I get the following error:

This page isn’t working disasterblaster.com sent an invalid response.
ERR_INVALID_REDIRECT

I'm assuming this works for you though?  I feel like there is something I'm missing here...

Thank you again!

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Tantawi    189
3 hours ago, M_Lyons10 said:

Thank you very much for posting that.  I tried it and while it is redirecting www to https://non-www, I noticed that if I try to go to the non-www domain I get the following error:

This page isn’t working disasterblaster.com sent an invalid response.
ERR_INVALID_REDIRECT

I'm assuming this works for you though?  I feel like there is something I'm missing here...

Thank you again!

Did you fix it? all scenarios works great with me! You may want to try in another browser or in incognito window to make sure nothing is cached form old redirects.

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M_Lyons10    454
On 8/9/2019 at 6:08 PM, Tantawi said:

Did you fix it? all scenarios works great with me! You may want to try in another browser or in incognito window to make sure nothing is cached form old redirects.

Good morning.

I ended up restoring the old web.config / htaccess files.  I did work with the example you provided for a bit, but I didn't want to leave the site partially down and couldn't figure out why it wouldn't work.  I'm by no means an expert on htaccess or web.config (which is why I am so reluctant to play around with it), but reading through what you have it seemed to make sense to me.

 

I'm not sure where I should go from here.  Google is saying that I should have less redirects, but nothing I seem to try works...

Thank you very much for your help though, I do really appreciate it.

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