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Forcing HTTPS (SSL) with mod_rewrite

If you can’t use PHP to force HTTPS, you can use mod_rewrite instead. Toss this in an .htaccess file in the web root of your site:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.domain.com/$1 [R,L]

Or, if it needs to be forced only for a certain folder:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} somefolder
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.domain.com/somefolder/$1 [R,L]