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    Hi All
    I have been using vb4 for a few years and seem to have a decent idea on how it works now (if you ever can lol)
    Last year we took the plunge and built a new forum using vb5 and im still learning every day tbh.
    Amongst many issues im working through is how to change our forum form http to https,
    I have read lots of different ways to do it,followed guides and it still seems to be my big white whale,so i would appreciate any help that can be given to sort this issue

    I have asked our Host (1&1 ) to assist and they killed the forum,the second time they tried they said it was not possible and it was a vb5 compatibility issue

    This is our forum: FTOOC
    It is currently switched off.
    It is version :5.5.0

    I tried this and it didn't work (guide)

    Following directions i know that this part needs to be changed:
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    Adding the s into the http://

    Prior to this i understand that i need to change the .httaccess file ?
    It says to use https un comment line below ? but im not sure which exact lines?
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    The way i read it i believe its the following that i delete?
    #RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
    #RewriteRule .* https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

    We have an ssl certificate for the forum that says its active.

    Were am i going wrong ?

    Pleas help before i drive myself crazy lol


  • #2
    The .htaccess file that you're referencing is for vBulletin 5. Your site is currently running vBulletin 4. vBulletin 4 doesn't have an .htaccess file in a default installation.

    For vBulletin 5, you would remove the # to uncomment the lines.

    RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
    RewriteRule .* https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]
    This is just code to redirect your users to the secure site as a courtesy. It doesn't actually affect HTTPS in anyway. You still need to update your URL in the settings to have the certificate take affect. If the redirect above doesn't work, you'll need to contact your hosting provider. They may need different code depending on the server configuration.
    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Thu 24 Jan '19, 9:24am.
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    Wayne Luke
    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
    vBulletin 5 API


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