Redirect to https first then redirect non-www to www

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by mattltm, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. mattltm

    mattltm Member

    I'm trying to get a site ready for chrome's hsts preload list but i'm getting an error from the checking tool at

    The first issue is that I need to redirect all non-https to https followed by redirecting non-www to www subdomain. I can do it the otherway around (redirect non-www to www then send everything to https) but the preload tool wants it the other way around! I've tried a combination of using the redirects built into ISPConfig and other directives in the sites Apache Directives options but I just can't get it to work.

    Any help appreciated.
  2. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell Well-Known Member Staff Member Howtoforge Staff

    Looking at the directives written to the vhost file, they are in the reverse order that you need, as you indicate - you'll have to use custom directives to change that for now, and probably add a a feature request to the issue tracker. It's untested, but you can probably leave the HTTP -> HTTPS redirect enabled, and just do the non-www -> www redirect in custom directives (or .htaccess file even).
  3. Ryan Rajpoot

    Ryan Rajpoot New Member

    I intended to redirect non-www to www and http to https. For that I have used below code and it's resolving perfectly. Please check whether code is correct or not.

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    #Redirect non-www to www

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L]

    # Redirect to HTTPS
    RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
    RewriteRule (.*) %{REQUEST_URI}

    Thank You.
  4. mattltm

    mattltm Member

    Thanks for the reply Ryan but your code is the wrong way around for what I needed. If you want to add your domain to chromes HSTS preload list then you must redirect to HTTPS first and then redirect non-www to www. This can be done as Jesse suggested above.
  5. Ryan Rajpoot

    Ryan Rajpoot New Member

    Thanks for the response, i will do as you said...

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