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Search Engine Optimization => SEO Basics => Topic started by: nqservices on 04-27-2015, 17:09:57

Title: New Website with SSL. Do I need 301 Redirect in htaccess?
Post by: nqservices on 04-27-2015, 17:09:57
Hi,

My current website url is: http://www.example.com and I will release a completely new website that will use a SSL Certificate and because it’s a full new website all the url’s will be new and different from the “old” website.

My hosting company support told me to use the following lines on my .htaccess file:

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RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R,L]
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But when researching for this on google, I have found many websites telling that we should always use a 301 redirect and to do that the .htaccess file should be:

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RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]
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So in order to resume, it’s the same domain, but now with a SSL Certificate and a full new website. In this case do I need to use the 301 redirect on my .htaccess file?

Thanks