Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.146.201.80

Forum Moderators: phranque

Message Too Old, No Replies

Easy to forward http to https?

     
3:00 am on Aug 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 12, 2004
posts:203
votes: 0


I have a certain page of standard html and I would like to make it so that when someone clicks [mydomain.com...] they are automatically directed to [mydomain.com...]

This page is indexed and I have various links about the web so I can't just change it to https and would prefer visitors see the secure version of it on my site.

Any ideas?

3:58 am on Aug 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

5+ Year Member

joined:June 20, 2007
posts:42
votes: 0


I think this will handle it in .htaccess if you're running apache

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} /page.htm
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://example.com/page.htm [R=301,L]

Using a 301 will instruct the search engines that your page has been permanently moved to the new location and I think most of them are smart enough now to basically transfer your placements and rankings to the destination of the redirect.

7:53 pm on Aug 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rocknbil is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 28, 2004
posts:7999
votes: 0


Are you prepared to take the performance hit from showing all pages on the secure server? Secure pages are much slower than non-secure pages, it may be a better idea to display secure pages only when required.
9:23 pm on Aug 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 12, 2004
posts:203
votes: 0


Are you prepared to take the performance hit from showing all pages on the secure server? Secure pages are much slower than non-secure pages, it may be a better idea to display secure pages only when required.

This page has a form on it where people can submit their info, I thought perhaps I would get more submissions if the page were secure.

Worth testing at least I'd think.

10:05 pm on Aug 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 20, 2002
posts:735
votes: 1


luke175 said: This page has a form on it where people can submit their info, I thought perhaps I would get more submissions if the page were secure.

Are they submitting sensitive information? If not, then I don't see any need to have a "secure" form.

Just my opinion, of course; I could be wrong....

Eliz.

10:25 am on Aug 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rocknbil is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 28, 2004
posts:7999
votes: 0


This page

Sorry luke, I don't know WHY I interpreted that as all pages, carry on!

12:02 pm on Aug 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

New User

5+ Year Member

joined:May 5, 2007
posts:5
votes: 0


RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} /account.php
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ [example.com...] [R=301,L]

ok so I have a similar problem, I have an account management page...since this is e-commerce this needs to be a secure page (this is also where orders and such are submitted). I've used relative URL's on my site so when a use is in the account page (http://example.com/account.php which using the over redirect should become [example.com...] if they click a nav link away from there...it will stay https? Right?

Since I don't want people viewing the other pages secure, does that mean I need to add another redirect to regular http for all other pages on my site?

 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members