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Moving from https to http

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by Troyutt, Apr 6, 2017.

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    Need the steps to move from https to http safely, thanks.
    SEMrush
    Host-Bluehost
    Wordpress site

    Currently using the free SSl certificate Bluehost provides, so would my first step be to turn it off? Does the site and redirection automatically switch back to http version?
     
    Troyutt, Apr 6, 2017 IP
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    Troyutt Peon

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    Please read more carefully I did not say I wanted to switch providers. Also I said I wanted to switch from https back to http not http to https.

    Update: Never mind after some experimenting I ended up solving my own question. -_- *facepalm
     
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    Troyutt, Apr 7, 2017 IP
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    JoeSpirit Active Member

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    I'm curious as to why you want to make that switch. Considering that Google recently stated that it's now giving higher credibility to https over http it seems to me that you're going in the wrong direction.
     
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    I had the same question as @JoeSpirit earlier this morning, but didn't post it. Not only that, https:// sites generally have more credibility (particularly if you're planning to sell stuff through it). So what is the reason for wanting to make that switch?
     
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    Not suggested to turn off https, you know there's more and more websites are moving from http to https, since Google prefers https website and also there would be more visitors like it.

    What's more, you're using a free SSL without payment needed, there's no reason to switch https to http. :)
     
    nsb2006, Apr 14, 2017 IP
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    Good morning!
    I agree it is a strange decision.
    I've done it with a customer's website. Firstly, adjust all links on the MySQL database to be on HTTP. Check in the dashboard and adjust if your site URL is not HTTP. After that, disable any plugins needing SSL on might causes problem when changing website URL (WP Force HTTPS, Jetpack, ...). Now, disable HTTPS on your hosting account (on cPanel, remove SSL certificate). Now, try if your website works fine.
    You could also make 301 redirections some weeks before removing the SSL certificate to ensure that your SEO will not be broken (of course HTTPS to HTTP will decrease your rank but let's limit damages).
     
    manoaratefy, Apr 15, 2017 IP