What is the best way to redirect http: to https:?


The best way to redirect HTTP to HTTPS is to use a "301 redirect." A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect that tells search engines that a page has been moved to a new location, and to update their index accordingly.

To implement the redirect, you'll need to add some code to your website's .htaccess file. The code should look something like this:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

This code checks to see if the current connection is not using HTTPS, and if it's not, it redirects the user to the HTTPS version of the site. The [L,R=301] flags indicate that this is a permanent redirect, and to pass along any URL parameters to the new location.

It's important to test the redirects thoroughly after implementing them, to ensure that they are working as expected and that all pages are properly redirected to their HTTPS versions. If done correctly, this will help ensure that your website is secure, and will also improve your website's ranking in search engines, as they prefer websites that use HTTPS.