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HTTPS Subdomain - redirect HTTP to HTTPS

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by maricksville, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. maricksville

    maricksville Registered

    Sep 2, 2010
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    I recently installed an SSL certificate on a subdomain following the steps at cPanel. Lets just say the domain is and the subdomain is

    1. I updated the userdata file for the subdomain and changed the IP address to the IP I wanted to use
    2. I updated the zone file and changed the IP for the A Name for the subdomain to the IP I wanted to use
    3. Using domain tools I checked that resolved to the new IP which it does.
    4. I then installed an SSL certificate on and then on

    When I visit I get the default Apache account screen, and when I visit I get the cPanel 404 page. If however I enter (the location of my admin section) the page loads and I can login.

    I thought that this might be a propagation issue however as the subdomain resolves to the IP and I can reach the admin page I suspect it is not a propagation issue and possibly an incorrect zone file.

    I can now access the site via HTTPS but HTTP returns 404 errors or the default Apache page.

    I have tried htaccess redirect using:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
    RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R,L]
    But this does not redirect to Same Apache message as previous.

    Using the 301 redirection in cPanel does not redirect either.
  2. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    Oct 2, 2010
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    Could you check the /var/cpanel/userdata/username/ and subdomain.domain.com_SSL files? Ensure the paths are all correct for each file. Ensure the IP is correct for each file.

    If it isn't and you revise anything, then make a backup of httpd.conf after fixing the file(s), rebuild httpd.conf and restart Apache:

    cp /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf.bak120628
    /etc/init.d/httpd restart
    Also, check that the DNS zone is properly setup. You said it was, but doesn't hurt to check it in WHM > DNS Functions > Edit a DNS Zone area.

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