Sytist Manual > Installation

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) Download and edit the .htaccess access file in your root folder or Sytist folder in a text editor like notepad (or editing through your file manage in your hosting control panel). Note: the .htaccess file might be hidden in your FTP program so you may have to set your FTP program to show hidden files.

If this is the .htaccess file in your Sytist folder, look for these to lines

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

Replace those 2 lines with these (replacing with your domain ... like

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

Save and re-upload.

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 under 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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