There are several methods to force HTTPS:// on your website, depending on your setup and preferences. Here are three commonly used approaches:

Using a WordPress Plugin (Really Simple SSL):

  • In your WordPress Dashboard, go to the Plugins section.
  • Click on "Add New" and search for the "Really Simple SSL" plugin.
  • Install and activate the plugin.
  • After activation, the plugin will automatically detect your SSL certificate and configure your site to use HTTPS://.
  • Additionally, ensure that your 'Site URL' in Settings -> General also begins with 'HTTPS://' for proper configuration.

Using cPanel:

  • Log in to your cPanel account.
  • Navigate to the 'Domains' section.
  • Select the desired domain and locate the option to force HTTPS://.
  • Enable the HTTPS:// redirection for your domain.
  • Save the changes, and your site will now redirect all HTTP traffic to HTTPS://.

Using the .htaccess file:

  • Locate the .htaccess file in the root folder of your website.
  • Open the file and add the following code at the beginning (above any existing rules):
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R,L]
Replace '' with your actual domain name.
  • Save the changes to the .htaccess file.
  • This code will redirect all web traffic to the HTTPS:// version of your site.
  • To force HTTPS:// for a specific domain or folder, use the following code:
RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com [NC] RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R,L]

Replace '' with the domain name you want to force to HTTPS://. Replace '' with your actual domain name.

If you want to force SSL on a specific folder, use this code:

RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} folder RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R,L]

Replace 'folder' with the actual folder name you want to force SSL on. Replace '' with your actual domain name and folder.

Remember to save the changes to your configuration file after making modifications. With these methods, you can ensure that your website is accessed securely over HTTPS://, providing enhanced security for your visitors.