SOLVED Doing an htaccess redirect for www to non-www with https?

Melissa2019B

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Please bear with me on this. I'm a small business owner and have been doing my own website, hosted at my ISP. I know almost nothing about this. But some people in a SEO forum mentioned that I have a www and non-www version of my site out there. Both are https. And apparently Google sees this as two sites, thinks it's duplicated, and downgrades it. So I need to do some code in a htaccess file. The following is some code that people suggested that I use, 2 years ago, with the redirect added, but when I add this redirect, I get a server error after that. So could you please look this over and if the code after it is causing me problems too, please help me correct it all? Thanks!
Code:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.example.net [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://example.net" /$1 [L,R=301]

SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \.(?:gif|jpe?g|png)$ \
no-gzip dont-vary
SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \
\.(?:exe|t?gz|zip|bz2|sit|rar)$ \
no-gzip dont-vary
SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \.pdf$ no-gzip dont-vary
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\.0[678] no-gzip
BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html

FileETag none

## EXPIRES CACHING ##
<IfModule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/jpg "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/png "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType text/css "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType text/javascript "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType application/pdf "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType text/x-javascript "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access 1 year"
ExpiresDefault "access 1 year"
</IfModule>
## EXPIRES CACHING ##

<IfModule mod_headers.c>
<FilesMatch "\.(js|css|xml|gz)$">
Header append Vary Accept-Encoding
</FilesMatch>
</IfModule>




<IfModule mod_deflate.c>
<IfModule mod_setenvif.c>
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\.0[678] no-gzip
BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
BrowserMatch \bMSI[E] !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
</IfModule>

<IfModule mod_headers.c>
Header append Vary User-Agent env=!dont-vary
</IfModule>

<IfModule mod_filter.c>
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css application/x-javascript text/x-component text/html text/richtext image/svg+xml text/plain text/xsd text/xsl text/xml image/x-icon
</IfModule>

</IfModule>

<FilesMatch "\.(css|js|htc|CSS|JS|HTC)$">
FileETag None


</FilesMatch>
<FilesMatch "\.(html|htm|rtf|rtx|svg|svgz|txt|xsd|xsl|xml|HTML|HTM|RTF|RTX|SVG|SVGZ|TXT|XSD|XSL|XML)$">
FileETag None
</FilesMatch>
<FilesMatch "\.(asf|asx|wax|wmv|wmx|avi|bmp|class|divx|doc|docx|eot|exe|gif|gz|gzip|ico|jpg|jpeg|jpe|mdb|mid|midi|mov|qt|mp3|m4a|mp4|m4v|mpeg|mpg|mpe|mpp|otf|odb|odc|odf|odg|odp|ods|odt|ogg|pdf|png|pot|pps|ppt|pptx|ra|ram|svg|svgz|swf|tar|tif|tiff|ttf|ttc|wav|wma|wri|xla|xls|xlsx|xlt|xlw|zip|ASF|ASX|WAX|WMV|WMX|AVI|BMP|CLASS|DIVX|DOC|DOCX|EOT|EXE|GIF|GZ|GZIP|ICO|JPG|JPEG|JPE|MDB|MID|MIDI|MOV|QT|MP3|M4A|MP4|M4V|MPEG|MPG|MPE|MPP|OTF|ODB|ODC|ODF|ODG|ODP|ODS|ODT|OGG|PDF|PNG|POT|PPS|PPT|PPTX|RA|RAM|SVG|SVGZ|SWF|TAR|TIF|TIFF|TTF|TTC|WAV|WMA|WRI|XLA|XLS|XLSX|XLT|XLW|ZIP)$">
FileETag None
</FilesMatch>

<ifModule mod_headers.c>
Header set Connection keep-alive
</ifModule>
 
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Tarak Nath

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Hello @Melissa2019B ,

What I understand that the URL should be only one (forcefully from https://www to https://) like: https://your-domain.com

1. Is your site static? If yes the you can try to use below code in your htaccess file:

Code:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php/$1 [L]

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R,L]
2. If the site is dynamic and using any framework (like: WordPress) with database then you might need change the URL in the database as well.
 

Anupam SG

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You can check the CMS by entering the website URL on the link below:

whatcms.org/

Once you get to know the CMS, an adequate solution can be looked for accordingly.
 
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Infopro

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indicates they are using Responsive Site Designer 1.5.1419
They have their own support forums worth checking out I suppose:
coffeecup.com/forums/responsive-site-designer/the-cpanels-autossl-certificate/

That should help with the redirects. As for the rest of your original posts htaccess stuff, you could try adding one section at a time and see which one is breaking the site.

IMHO, you should probably give up on coffeecup software for a website builder and move to something more modern. Checking your website, it's quite dated and not responsive at all.
 
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Melissa2019B

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A nice guy with my ISP took some mercy on me, and corrected the redirect and uploaded the .htaccess. He asked that I please not mess with it myself anymore, and I agree. :) But it works now. If you enter with www it instantly redirects do example.com

Thanks people!
 
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