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From Gabriella Pepe <>
Subject [users@httpd] HSTS and double redirect
Date Sun, 09 Sep 2018 15:18:13 GMT
Hello Users, I was testing my website here and I
received this error:

Error: HTTP redirects to www first

http://example (HTTP) should immediately redirect to https://example
(HTTPS) before adding the www subdomain. Right now, the first redirect is
to https://www.example. The extra redirect is required to ensure that any
browser which supports HSTS will record the HSTS entry for the top level
domain, not just the subdomain.

As far as I can understand, the redirect, to be valid, should be done this

   1. http://example (this is what the user enters in the address bar)
   2. https://example (first redirect, to HTTPS)
   3. https://www.example (second redirect, to subdomain www)

At the moment, this is my htaccess code causing the redirect (the htaccess
is the ONLY thing I can edit because I'm in a very restrictive shared
hosting environment):

RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R,L]

Is it possible to insert another redirect here? Is it advisable? How could
I do?

Thanks anybody

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