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Forcing site to use SSL / https

To force httpS on all pages (secure pages) you have to have a SSL / security certificate installed on your website. This is generally done by your hosting company. I personally buy mine from, but your host may offer them as well.

Then you need to do 2 things.

1) In your Sytist admin click Settings in the main menu. Then underneath the left menu click edit .htaccess file. 

Look for these 3 lines

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^($ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%1/$1 [R=301,L]

If you have those 3 lines in your .htaccess file, replace them with the following. If you don't have those 3 lines then just add the following (replacing with your domain ... like

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


2) Next you have to edit the sy-config.php. You can do this in your Sytist admin by click Settings in the main menu, then underneath the left menu click "edit config file".

Change this line:

$setup['url'] = "http://".$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']."";


$setup['url'] = "https://".$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']."";

Notice we are adding a s to http

And save.


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