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Old 07-23-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
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https vs http: Creating canonical issues Linux Server

Hello linux forum members. I'm new here and I'm very glad I found this Site. I have been struggling with a problem for a few months now, hope I can find a solution here, will appreciate it very much.

I'm Gustavo in Costa Rica. The problem I have found is that it might be creating canonical issues for the Site as I have noticed that Google is displaying the home page and other pages of the site with the https protocol sometimes and others with http protocol:

I want to clear out that the home page does not have any forms to be filled out. I was told that this issue has something to do with server configuration.

How to handle this issue so just the pages with forms show as https and the rest of the Site as http? And not both ways as I see it is showing for the entire site.

Server info: pc server / intel xeon hardware with Redhat Linux as OS, dedicated hosting.

Some pages on the Site were set as https for security purposes, visitors come to these pages and leave personal information so they wanted to make sure the information on these pages are encrypted. The problem though is that for some reason, by setting these secure pages on the Site, all pages on the Site are also accessible via https protocol.

So on the Site there is an http version of each page and a https version of each page, that creates dup content in my opinion. I was told that had to with the way the server was set up.

What I want to know is how to set up https pages just for the ones that need to be secure and not do it for the entire site, as they have done in this Site?

Thanks in Advance. Gustavo.
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Hi Gustavo and welcome to LQ. I have moved your thread over to our Linux-Server forum as this is for success stories and not for questions.


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