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What you need to know:

If you have a basic website that you have coded by hand, you can place a special .htaccess file in your website’s root directory that will redirect your HTTP traffic to HTTPS. Alternatively, if you use a CMS as the basis for your website, you should check its security settings for an option to force HTTPS rather than using the .htaccess file method.

Thanks to free and low-cost SSL certificates, the use of HTTPS has skyrocketed in recent years. By choosing to redirect all HTTP traffic to HTTPS, website owners can gain multiple benefits afforded by SSL. Most importantly, the use of SSL can ensure the safety and sec