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DNS Query

I am setting up a Web Server for the first time - the main page of my Web Site as SSL.

At the moment I can only access my web page via typing all off - "https://www.abc.ca"

Is it possible to have users who type in "http://www.abc.ca" come to my page as well? At the moment it does not.

Also at the moment if a user just types in "www.abc.ca" in the address bar of the browser - the page will not load.

Neumonic
Sunday, May 16, 2004

https tells your browser to connect to port 443 with SSL.
http tells your browser to connect to port 80 with no SSL.

Neither have anything to do with DNS - DNS correlated www.abc.ca with your server's IP based upon the domain, and then your browser chose how it would try to connect based upon the protocol.

Your web serving software has likely been configured to only accept secure calls.

Dennis Forbes
Sunday, May 16, 2004

To follow up on what Dennis said, you can probably configure your web server to redirect any requests on port 80 to port 443 with SSL  The documentation for your web server should provide directions on how to do this.

Emperor Norton
Sunday, May 16, 2004

And on a dns note, don't forget to set up your dns to point both

http://www.abc.ca AND http://abc.ca to your web server, unless you have a good business case for not doing so.

users are lazy, (self especially), and I tend to skip the www. bit when I type in urls.

Tapiwa
Monday, May 17, 2004

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