Switching to HTTPS what do I need to do/know

gavpeds

Active member
Ok all so I am looking to switch our whole forum over to HTTPS. My questions are what do I need to do specifically on the forum.

Is there anything I need to do like redirect old URLs to new HTTPS ones.

Will I end up with errors etc?

Basicaly anyone that has made the full switch please share how and your experience. I am hoping to make to switch as painless as possible.
 

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
Is there anything I need to do like redirect old URLs to new HTTPS ones.

I use this in .htaccess

Code:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]
For me it was surprisingly easy.
 

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
The other thing that may or may not e of concern, Adsense earnings are likely to take quite a dive

Also, if you have a test forum on a subdomain, you will need to certificate that if you want totst with SSL (unless maybe the tex0st forum is on same domain but in a subdirectory)
 

gavpeds

Active member
Why does Adsense take a dive? I thought google was all for HTTPS and ssl. Arnt they pushing everyone to go ssl by next year. Sure I read that was the case and they will be showing warnings to users who login on sites without https
 

gavpeds

Active member
Hmm that rubbish. So I am kind of stuck then. I use Tapatalk on my forum and many users use it.

Apple announced that all apps have to be HTTPS Compliant by Jan 2017 or they won't approve any app updates.

So now I am left with a choice to annoy my users a fair bit or loose revenue which keeps the forum going.

Thanks Google and Apple!
 

tommydamic68

Well-known member
Why does Adsense take a dive? I thought google was all for HTTPS and ssl. Arnt they pushing everyone to go ssl by next year. Sure I read that was the case and they will be showing warnings to users who login on sites without https
I changed recently to https and there has been no drop in adsense for me at all. not sure if it takes effect immediately?
 
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