Http connections can be redirected to https with the apache mod_rewrite module, which should be available in every apache installation. Create a file with the name .htaccess in the website root directory which contains the following lines:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}

If you use ISPConfig 2 or 3, you can add these lines also in the apache directives field of  the website settings form instead of adding them to a .htaccess file. But the approach with the .htaccess file will work on ISPConfig as well.

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2 thoughts on “How to redirect an HTTP connection to HTTPS in apache webserver

  • August 25, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Hello ISPconfig team i follow this step but it still doesn’t work can you help me.
    i use ISPconfig3 version


  • March 30, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Great tip. It worked perfect to me.
    The only thing I had to do was put those three lines on the bottom of httpd.conf file, and restart my server.
    Thank you very much.


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