How do I re-direct non-https traffic to the https version of the website?

With the latest cPanel version, there is a 'Force HTTPS Redirect' option in the 'Domains' area.

Simply click on 'Domains' in the section as show below:

cPanel - Domains


You can then click on 'Force HTTPS Redirect' in the next section as shown below:

Force HTTPS Redirect

If you prefer to direct traffic to HTTPS in other ways then please refer to the options below which will require you to edit your .htaccess file:

To re-direct a single site from http:// to https:// or https://www you would add the following code to an .htaccess file in the document root for the website (make sure to edit the entry for your specific domain):

Option 1 Redirects all http:// requests to the same website page, but with https://

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.example\.com$
RewriteRule .* https://example.com%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]
</IfModule>

Option 2 Redirects all http:// requests to the same website page, but with https://www.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.example\.com$
RewriteRule .* https://www.example.com%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]
</IfModule>

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