Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.224.108.85

Forum Moderators: Ocean10000 & incrediBILL & phranque

Message Too Old, No Replies

Problem with http to https 301

Redirecting some fine others not

     
5:21 pm on Aug 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:July 6, 2005
posts:316
votes: 19


Moving site to https from http.

Have installed cert etc.

The 301 I have is
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]


It is working fine for urls like mysite.com/blah/blah/ but ones with mysite.com/blah/blah/blah/ are redirected to the home page

Any ideas?

Thanks
James


[edited by: not2easy at 6:28 pm (utc) on Aug 24, 2017]
[edit reason] readability [/edit]

6:10 pm on Aug 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

Full Member

Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 11, 2015
posts: 308
votes: 21


It's either a caching issue (make sure you've cleared your browser cache), or "something else". In isolation, there's nothing with that directive that would result in different behaviour between "/blah/blah/blah/" and "/blah/blah/".

Where are these directives? .htaccess file or server config? Do you have any other directives? Do you have any other `.htaccess` files (eg. "/blah/blah/blah/.htaccess")?

You are not canonicalizing the hostname (ie. www or no-www)? Or is this done somewhere else? The URL canonicalization (ie. www and HTTPS) are usually done together.
6:27 pm on Aug 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

Administrator from US 

WebmasterWorld Administrator not2easy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Dec 27, 2006
posts:3720
votes: 205


Mod_Rewrite does not inherit so if there are .htaccess files in any folders/directories, they never see that root directory rewrite. The target (destination URL) should not use that {HTTP_HOST} because it does not mean "your domain name" it means whatever domain is requested. You should spell out the domain name as in:
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^(www\.example\.com)?$
RewriteRule (.*) https://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L]

RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} ^80$
RewriteRule ^.*$ https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

Note that using [ code ] tags and/or example.com in place of actual or artificial domain names will prevent their linking and save the Mods time taken to make the post readable - Thanks!
2:45 am on Aug 28, 2017 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:July 6, 2005
posts:316
votes: 19


Thanks folks, was using htaccess.

I could not solve it except by manually redirecting each of them. There was a htaccess in the folder but I renamed it before posting. Everything else worked fine, though I changed it to be more specific as per your advice. All working now but still no wiser as to why just those with two folders refused to redirect.
 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members