Are we there yet?

I would like to commend myself on accomplishing a very trivial task – set up a blog. Ordinarily I would have tried every esoteric trick possible before trying something obvious.

 

I enabled HTTPS for my site. But the unencrypted style (HTTP) was still working. Okay, I am not running anything commercial. But I wanted to see how hard it would be. Without any control over the running web server (I use a cheap hosting service). Answer? Just installed a plugin WordPress Force HTTPS. And voila, I now have forced HTTPS, even if someone were to try plain HTTP!

$ wget http://nbhat.in/
--2017-01-10 17:07:02-- http://nbhat.in/
Resolving nbhat.in (nbhat.in)... 103.205.140.170
Connecting to nbhat.in (nbhat.in)|103.205.140.170|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: https://nbhat.in/ [following]
--2017-01-10 17:07:03-- https://nbhat.in/
Connecting to nbhat.in (nbhat.in)|103.205.140.170|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [text/html]
Saving to: ‘index.html’

index.html [ <=> ] 17.50K --.-KB/s in 0.05s 

2017-01-10 17:07:03 (332 KB/s) - ‘index.html’ saved [17923]

 

YAY! On to the next challenge!

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