SEO Web Developing

http to https, www to non-www Redirect

When it comes to search engine indexing, we need to ensure only ONE version of either https://non-www or https://www indexed. Our preferred way is to use https:/non-www as the default website address, such as This requires all other three website address variants to be redirected at the server level to your default URL. -> -> ->

If you’re using a CMS like WordPress and happened to set www version as your default site URL, simply removing the www in your URL configuration will likely to cause your site entering a redirect loop. To resolve this, follow below two steps:

1. Do a database search and replace to remove the www in all the appearance of your database tables. See code and steps below:

Do a database dump: 
mysqldump -u user -p databasename > database.sql

Run sed command to find/replace to remove the www. string
sed -i 's/' database.sql

Re-import the updated database
mysql -u user -p databasename < database.sql

2. Redirect www to non-www and http to https which can be done in the .htaccess file, as below:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\. [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(?:www\.)?(.+)$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^ https://%1%{REQUEST_URI} [L,NE,R=301]

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