In order to force your web traffic to use HTTPS, edit the codes in the .htaccess file. 

Editing .htaccess File

Login to cPanel

Files > File Manager > Document Root for:

Now select the domain name you want to access

Check “Show Hidden Files (dotfiles)”

Click “Go”

After a new tab opens, look for the .htaccess file.

Right click on the .htaccess file and click on “Code Edit” on the menu.

A dialogue box may pop up asking about encoding. Click “Edit” button to continue.

Edit the file with below given redirect code.

“Save Changes” when done.

Test your website to make sure it is done correctly. In case, there is an error, restore to the previous version and try again.

Once you are done, click “Close” to close the window.

Redirecting HTTP to HTTPS

1. Redirect All Web Traffic

If you have existing code in your .htaccess, add the following:

RewriteEngine On 

RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 

RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R,L]

2. Redirect Only a Specific Domain

For redirecting a specific domain to use HTTPS, add the following:

RewriteEngine On 

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^yourdomain\.com [NC]

RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 

RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R,L]

3. Redirect Only a Specific Folder

Redirecting to HTTPS on a specific folder, add the following:

RewriteEngine On 

RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} folder 

RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R,L]

Note: Replace “yourdomain” with your actual domain name wherever required. Also, in case of the folder, replace /folder with the actual folder name.

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