Changing website from HTTP to HTTPS manually

After the SSL cert is installed,

1. Change all website links using HTTP to HTTPS.
(If you use relative links, no changes need to be made.)

Find all non-relative links in the website that go to pages, images, JavaScript, etc.
Change to relative link paths: If the link is “” change it to: “/link”. Be sure the links start with a forward slash (“/”).
Test it out: Refresh your browser cache and click a link on the website.

2. Setup 301 redirects from HTTP to HTTPS
For Apache-based (Linux) websites, set up a redirect. Add this code to the top of the .htaccess file in your root folder:

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off

RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

Then test thoroughly that your website is still functional and that any request made to your site is redirected to an HTTPS URL.