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How to redirect users to SSL connections in Plesk

This article demonstrates how to redirect users to secure (https://) web site connections, even if they type a non-secure URL (http://) in their web browser.

This article assumes that you already have a valid, functioning SSL certificate on your web site.

Redirecting users to SSL-enabled connections

You may want to ensure that visitors to your web site always use a secure connection. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
    If you do not know how to log in to your Plesk account, please see this article.
  2. Do one of the following steps based on your account type:
    • For shared hosting accounts, in the left sidebar, click Websites & Domains:

      Plesk - Sidebar - Websites and Domains

    • For VPS and reseller hosting accounts, in the left sidebar, under Hosting Services, click Domains:

      Plesk - sidebar - Hosting Services - Domains

      On the Domains page, click the name of the domain you want to manage.
  3. Locate the domain you want to configure, and then click Hosting Settings:

    Plesk - Hosting Settings

  4. Under Security, select the SSL/TLS support and Permanent SEO-safe 301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS check boxes:

    Plesk - Hosting Settings - Security settings

  5. In the Certificate list box, select the SSL certificate that you want to use for the site.
  6. Click OK. Your site now uses a secure connection for all web page requests.

More Information

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