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Changing How the HTTP Version of Your Site Works

You can choose how your site treats visitors who try to reach its HTTP version.You are given three options: block all traffic, reroute traffic to the secure version of the site, or allow visitors to access the non-secure version of the site.

Redirect to https://domain.com All traffic to the HTTP version of the site will be redirected to the https version of the site
Block access to the http:// site All traffic will be blocked from visiting the HTTP version of the site. They will receive an error if they try.
Display the site normally All traffic will be able to view the HTTP version of the site

While this is a necessary step to complete when setting up an SSL certificate, we do not recommend limiting access to the HTTP version of your site if you do not have an SSL certificate.

Changing How the HTTP Version of Your Site Works for Non-WP Hosting Accounts

This method is for Shared, VPS, and Dedicated hosting accounts.

  1. Log in to the Account Control Center (ACC)
  2. Click Domains in the left sidebar
  3. Click Manage Your Domain Names in the drop-down
  4. Click the name of the domain whose display options you want to change
  5. Find the Change Non-SSL Site Display Option button and click it
  6. Next to When accessing [domain URL], click the box and select your preferred option:
    • Redirect to https://domain.com
    • Block access to the http:// site
    • Display the site normally
  7. Click the Update button

The HTTP version of your site will now treat visitors based on the option you chose. You can come back and change this at any time.

Changing How the HTTP Version of Your Site Works for WP Hosting Accounts

This method is for WP Enthusiast, WP Professional, and WP Professional Plus hosting accounts.

  1. Log in to the Account Control Center (ACC)
  2. Click WordPress in the left sidebar
  3. Click Manage Domains in the drop-down
  4. Click on the URL of your domain in the Domain column
  5. Scroll down to the Non-SSL Site Display Option section
  6. Next to When accessing http://domain.com: click the box and select the display option you prefer
  7. Click Update directly underneath the display options box

The HTTP version of your site will now treat visitors based on the option you chose. You can come back and change this at any time.

Updated on October 26, 2018

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