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HTTP:// TO HTTPS://


JimB

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  • 4 years later...

Converting a website from HTTP to HTTPS involves adding an SSL/TLS certificate to the website's server and updating the website's URL and resources to use HTTPS instead of HTTP. Here are the steps to convert HTTP:// to HTTPS://:

Obtain an SSL/TLS certificate: Purchase or obtain an SSL/TLS certificate from a trusted certificate authority (CA) and install it on your website's server. Some web hosting companies offer free SSL certificates through Let's Encrypt.

Update website settings: Update the website's settings to use HTTPS instead of HTTP. This may involve changing the website's URL in the website's CMS (content management system) or website builder settings. Additionally, update any hardcoded links in the website's HTML or CSS files to use HTTPS.

Redirect HTTP traffic to HTTPS: Create a redirect from HTTP to HTTPS using a 301 redirect. This ensures that any traffic coming to the HTTP version of the website is automatically redirected to the HTTPS version.

Update external resources: Update any external resources, such as images or videos, to use HTTPS instead of HTTP. This includes updating any third-party plugins or integrations used on the website.

Update Google Analytics: If you use Google Analytics on your website, update the website's settings to use HTTPS in Google Analytics.

Update search engine links: Update any links to your website in search engines or online directories to use HTTPS instead of HTTP. This helps ensure that your website's ranking and traffic are not negatively affected by the switch to HTTPS.

In summary, converting from HTTP to HTTPS requires obtaining an SSL/TLS certificate, updating website settings, redirecting traffic, updating external resources, updating Google Analytics, and updating search engine links. By following these steps, you can successfully convert your website from HTTP to HTTPS and improve the security and reliability of your website.

 

Regards,

Rachel Gomez

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