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    MY site also slowed down after installing the plugin. When I ran a speed test on my website, it said that I need to remove the following redirect chain:

    I read the thread above and I noticed that you said to enable .htaccess redirect. so, I went to my admin section, then to settings > SSL >settings and I saw an unchecked option called “enable 301 .htaaccess redirect.” Is this the option I should be enabling?

    Also, before I do so, is there any other option that I should be checking or unchecking along with that?
    I’m not tech savvy at all so I’m trying to avoid any resulting issues, otherwise i’ll be lost on how to go about fixing it.

    looking forward to hearing from you.

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    Mark Wolters

    Hi Alana,

    the .htaccess 301 redirect is the fastest redirect option, so I’d suggest to enable the option. Make sure you have FTP access to your site before enabling the .htaccess redirect option so you can create a backup of the current .htaccess file first.

    In regards to site speed, check out the following article which details why and how sites can become slower after moving to SSL and what you can do about it:

    The http:// to https:// redirect isn’t an issue, that’s necessary to take your visitors to the secure site. After a while most traffic will come in on https:// and so the redirect isn’t executed, that’s why site speed without the redirect is the most important.


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    Oh wow! It worked like a charm. My site is so much faster now. Thanks a lot for your help. I really appreciate it.

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    Website becomes slow when I set SSL. Not sure what the reason is. Can you please have a look?


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    Did you enable the .htaccess redirect? This usually helps in speeding up the redirect. Besides that, you could try if deactivating the mixed content fixer in settings/ssl makes a difference. Caching plugins like wp-rocket or fastest cache can often help when the server responds slowly.

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