SOLVED Domain Suddenly HTTPS...can't change to HTTP

Mike01

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One of my domains on my VPS is suddenly redirecting to HTTPS.
I didn't set this and can't force it back to HTTP.

When I try to force HTTP in the .htaccess file the site won't load. :confused:

I'm guessing this is kind of SNI component, but I haven't set anything up with SNI and know very little about this new feature. The IP is shared with 8 total domains.

The Pre-Main and Post VirtualHost include files are empty.
The "Pre" is populated a bit, but there is nothing regarding this domain specifically, and all other other domains are HTTP.

This is a WordPress blog, and while I didn't specifically configure any SSL connection, I don't mind the SSL for the back end, but I don't want the SSL for the front end.

Some links in Google index are now showing up as https. :(

Any idea where to start to resolve this?

Thanks!!
 

Mike01

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** SOLVED **
Okay, so apparently somehow my 2 browsers cached the https and were forcing the redirect (FF & Chrome).
My browsers always clear cookies on exit but not the history.

:(

The Google index puzzles me o_O but maybe the googlebot is now checking for an https connection first.
I know they're pushing for SSL everywhere.
About 70% of my links are indexed as https searching with "site:domain.com"

I wish everyone the best.
 

cPanelMichael

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I'm guessing this is kind of SNI component, but I haven't set anything up with SNI and know very little about this new feature. The IP is shared with 8 total domains.
** SOLVED **
Okay, so apparently somehow my 2 browsers cached the https and were forcing the redirect (FF & Chrome).
My browsers always clear cookies on exit but not the history.
Hello,

I'm happy to see the issue is now resolved. The following links are helpful if you'd like more information about AutoSSL:

Manage AutoSSL - Documentation - cPanel Documentation
Securing your site; Comodo, cPanel, & AutoSSL | cPanel Blog

Let us know if you have any additional questions.

Thank you.