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Hello all again,
Okay I have the dedicated IP and have had our SSL Certificate installed on our server buy our hosting company, received email that it was all set up and was done correctly.
Now is this where the fun for me begins? :rolleyes: I have tried to do research on converting http to https it seems simple enough if you do it all the time and may be a long process with testing. Would someone be so kind as to try and tell me what my next step should be??? I know ALL http pages have to be changed to https BUT do I duplicate my site and than change each one? or is this something that is done in the .htaccess text?? Any and all tips is much appreciated.
Thank you, Ray
Ray aka Kreations
Since 1994 Chocolate bar wrappers for all occasions.
https://www.kreationspecialties.com/index.htm
Since 1972 helping clients help "Discover Their Dream Vacation"
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The only thing to change is absolute links that you used on your pages.
This is why everyone recommends using relative links so you never have to change your links.
You can also alter your .htaccess to forward http requests to https.
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule ^.*$ https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [R,L]
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
http://esmansgreenhouse.com
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
https://pestlogbook.com
This is my personnel site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
http://ericrohloff.com
http://ericrohloff.com/property/
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Eric Rohloff wrote:
The only thing to change is absolute links that you used on your pages.
This is why everyone recommends using relative links so you never have to change your links.
You can also alter your .htaccess to forward http requests to https.
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule ^.*$ https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [R,L]

Thanks Eric I appreciate you taking the time to give me this info. Hmmm the Absolute links I will have to look into if I'm right thats what I have so if I understand it All will need to be changed one by one or change each one that I can to Relative link.....correct?
Ray aka Kreations
Since 1994 Chocolate bar wrappers for all occasions.
https://www.kreationspecialties.com/index.htm
Since 1972 helping clients help "Discover Their Dream Vacation"
www.kstravelnj.com
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Yes, change any link that points to your website to either relative or change the absolute path to be https instead of http
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
http://esmansgreenhouse.com
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
https://pestlogbook.com
This is my personnel site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
http://ericrohloff.com
http://ericrohloff.com/property/
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Eric Rohloff wrote:
Yes, change any link that points to your website to either relative or change the absolute path to be https instead of http

Got it and understand Eric and since the the Certificate is installed on the server probably best if I wait until after the holidays so I don't mess things up.
Ray aka Kreations
Since 1994 Chocolate bar wrappers for all occasions.
https://www.kreationspecialties.com/index.htm
Since 1972 helping clients help "Discover Their Dream Vacation"
www.kstravelnj.com
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You can see it's working by going to the https for your site.;)
https://kreationspecialties.com/index.htm
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
http://esmansgreenhouse.com
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
https://pestlogbook.com
This is my personnel site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
http://ericrohloff.com
http://ericrohloff.com/property/
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Eric Rohloff wrote:
You can see it's working by going to the https for your site.;)
https://kreationspecialties.com/index.htm

Thanks Eric, I added the https to a few of our url pages like you did and it's good to see ssl is working. ???? The main concern is updating for Google as If I read right you have to give both http and https in Google webmaster tools and a new sitemap it's like starting all over again to be crawled and indexed again.
Ray aka Kreations
Since 1994 Chocolate bar wrappers for all occasions.
https://www.kreationspecialties.com/index.htm
Since 1972 helping clients help "Discover Their Dream Vacation"
www.kstravelnj.com
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Don't forget to do the links in your CC profile.;)
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
http://esmansgreenhouse.com
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
https://pestlogbook.com
This is my personnel site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
http://ericrohloff.com
http://ericrohloff.com/property/
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Eric Rohloff wrote:
Don't forget to do the links in your CC profile.;)

Thanks again will do that in fact will have to remember to that on our email signatures.
Ray aka Kreations
Since 1994 Chocolate bar wrappers for all occasions.
https://www.kreationspecialties.com/index.htm
Since 1972 helping clients help "Discover Their Dream Vacation"
www.kstravelnj.com

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