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I am struggling with setting proper https redirect via a .htaccess file for my domains. I have the following domains, subdomains and directories:

public_html/     -> www.red.com
public_html/drk  -> dark.red.com
public_html/blue -> www.blue.com

How am I supposed to write the .htaccess file(s) so that the redirect works properly?

Currently I have this in my .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteOptions inherit

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?red\.com$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\. [NC]
RewriteRule ^ https://red.com%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L,NE]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?dark\.red\.com$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} on [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\. [NC]
RewriteRule ^ http://dark.red.com%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L,NE]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?blue\.com$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} on [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\. [NC]
RewriteRule ^ http://blue.com%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L,NE]

Redirect works for the main site (www.red.com) but not for the other two sites. If I remove the rules for the other two sites, redirect sends me to www.red.com/drk instead of dark.red.com and to www.red.com/blue instead of www.blue.com.

  • What are you trying to do here? If you are just trying to redirect HTTP to HTTPS, why do you think you can't do it with a single ruleset matching HTTP and rewriting for HTTPS? – davidgo Nov 5 '17 at 22:23
  • I tried with a single rule but I got inaccurate redirects. How would a correct single rule look like? – RegedUser00x Nov 6 '17 at 20:24

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