Case Study - Defending against DDoS attacks, improving DNS management, and enhancing web redirects

Web Redirect with SSL

The Web Redirect with SSL, also known as HTTPS Redirection, allows you to redirect HTTPS traffic to a different location. That means you can redirect the requests from https://yourdomain.com to https://anotherdomain.com. 

SSL is crucial for securing online communication and establishing trust with users. When a website uses SSL, the URL starts with "https://" instead of "http://," indicating a secure connection. When it comes to redirection, it is vital that this secure connection is maintained to ensure a safe browsing experience for visitors.

At ClouDNS, once you activate your SSL certificate, web redirects automatically operate under HTTPS. Most of our plans offer Free SSL issued from Let's Encrypt or ZeroSSL. Once activated, it will automatically renew every 3 months. 

Wildcard SSL Certificates can be used too. They can be used with unlimited Web Redirect records for subdomains without any additional fee.

Why HTTPS Redirection Matters?

HTTPS has become the standard for secure communication on the web. It not only protects sensitive data but also improves your website's SEO ranking. With search engines prioritizing secure websites, an SSL certificate has become a must-have for any online presence. When you need to change the URL of your site, you must handle HTTPS redirection properly to maintain this security.

How to create a Web redirect with SSL?

Go to your DNS zone management page and click on Add new record. For Type choose Web Redirect and type as follows:

  • Type: Web Redirect
  • TTL: 1 Hour
  • Points to: https://anotherdomain.com

*Make sure your SSL certificate is active. Web redirect records will automatically operate under HTTPS.

The Benefits of Web Redirect with SSL

Some of the main benefits of using Web Redirect with SSL are the following:

  • Improved User Trust: One of the most significant advantages of employing Web Redirect Records with SSL is the boost in user trust. When users see the green padlock symbol in their browser's address bar, they feel more secure. This trust is vital for e-commerce sites, login pages, and websites that handle sensitive information. Redirection with SSL ensures that trust is maintained during the entire user journey.
  • SEO Friendliness: Search engines like Google prioritize secure websites, preferring them in search results. By using SSL and HTTPS redirection, you not only provide a secure environment for your users but also increase your website's chances of ranking higher in search engine results pages (SERPs). This translates to greater visibility and more organic traffic.
  • Seamless Transition: Web Redirect Records with SSL offer a seamless transition for users. No more worrying about insecure "http://" URLs leading to secure "https://" URLs, which can cause browser warnings and make users uncertain to proceed. SSL-enabled redirection ensures that the transition is smooth, eliminating any potential friction for users.


Last modified: 2023-11-01
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