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How To Resolve HTTP to HTTPS SSL Redirection Issue in Godaddy


How To Resolve HTTP to HTTPS SSL Redirection Issue in Godaddy

Redirecting HTTP to HTTPS in GoDaddy servers is getting a headache nowadays, many people are facing the same issue & they don’t have the proper knowledge of exactly how to handle it.
They get in touch with Godaddy customer support but the customer support team is always unable to help their customers, may be because that just have read-only access to any customer account. – Even I tried and called them several times, but I did not get any solutions – But again, this is understandable!
So, what to do? How to resolve the issue to redirect HTTP to HTTPS permanently on your domain?
This topic covers the secret insights for that and by applying below shared points will help you to permanently redirect any HTTP domain to HTTPs located on Godaddy servers.

What are HTTP and HTTPS?

HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol, it is an application that allows distributed, collaborative, and hypermedia information to get the transfer on WWW (World Wide Web).
Whenever you searched for something online, your web browser which works as an HTTP client sends requests to server machines and requests to open a web file.
HTTPS stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure, the “S – Secure” in the end implements the web file received from the server machines is encrypted and is safe for browsing.

What is SSL Certificate?

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer, it is the standard web security technology for the encryption of data between browser and server. This technology is mostly used to provide safe and secure online transactions for the users.
Since Google made HTTPS as one of the critical ranking factors the online domains are now trying to purchase HTTPS and redirect their ole protocol to a new secure protocol. Even, the companies offering SEO Services recommend their clients to purchase an SSL for their domain.

How To Resolve HTTP to HTTPS SSL Redirection Issue in Godaddy

NOTE: .htaccess does not work properly in Godaddy.

Once you have purchased the SSL Certificate, then you need to install it. Here are the steps for proper installation.

  • Install SSL Certificate Seal to your Website:

After purchasing SSL Certificate from Godaddy, you need to download the SSL seal from Godaddy and need to install it on your website page – preferably in footer section
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Steps to get the SSL Certificate Seal Code:

  • Login to your Godaddy account
  • Go to SSL Certificates Option in the dashboard
  • Select the domain you need HTTPS redirection,
  • Click on Manage
  • Then copy the from  “Display your SSL Certificate security seal” section.

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  • Paste the SSL Seal to the Footer Section of Domain

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  • Download the SSL Seal Zip file and Upload it to Godaddy Server

You can download the SSL Seal zip file from the same page you copied SSL Seal code.

  • Click To Download

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  • Select the Web Hosting Server Type from the drop down, and click to download

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  • Upload the Downloaded Zip File SSL Seal to Domain Hosting Admin Panel


  • After downloading the zip file, Come back to the Dashboard
  • Go to the Manage Section of Web Hosting
  • Select the Domain > Click on “Show More”
  • Click on “Secure Your Site

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  • Upload the Certificate and Click on Send File

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Remember, if this option does not work, then read a detailed guide to upload certificated here: Follow steps defined in the URL shared to upload SSL Certificates and come back to proceed the installation.

  • Remove All Non-HTTPS URL & Images from Third Party HTTP URLs from Website

It’s necessary, while installing SSL for two of my domains, I noticed it does not redirect HTTP to HTTPS just because of images and URLs that were being called on my website from some not secured HTTP websites – If you are facing the same issues, then check your website on – to check which images or URL is forcing to stop the redirection process.

  • Create The Web.Config File and Upload to FTP – Public_html

As already stated, the .htaccess does not work in Godaddy in redirecting to the secured protocols. You need to create a web.config file with HTTP to HTTPS redirection code.

   <rule name=”HTTP to HTTPS redirect” stopProcessing=”true”> 
   <match url=”(.*)” /> 
      <add input=”{HTTPS}” pattern=”off” ignoreCase=”true” />
   <action type=”Redirect” redirectType=”Permanent” url=”https://www.example dot com/{R:1}” />

You can simply place the main domain by replacing www dot example dot com or if your preferred search domains www dot example dot com, then replace it with simply yourdomain dot com.
After all, those, upload the web.config file to FTP in public_html folder.
Simply replace the URL with your preferred www. or non-www. version.
That’s It! – Try refreshing your domain or open it in the new tab without https, you can see it getting redirecting to HTTPS automatically.


  1. This really helped me a lot. I followed each and every step mentioned in this GoDaddy redirection from HTTP to https post and it actually worked. Thank a ton, Mr. Anubhav Garg, for sharing these insights. Highly Appreciated!
  2. Amazingly explained!! I have been dealing with this for my website's HTTP to https in redirection through GoDaddy cpanel and I have an Apache server. Followed the steps and it really worth. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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