To access your administrator login page via HTTPS you have to make the necessary changes with in the code’s of two files in the administrator folder of your Joomla installation.
just to be precocious take a backup of the entire data you have on your hosting account.
Edit file named “index.php” file with in the folder of your Joomla installation.
Immediately after the line that says with in the /index.php,
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define( ‘_VALID_MOS’, 1);
Add the following:
//Redirect to https if accessed over http (except when running locally) if ($_SERVER[‘SERVER_NAME’] != “localhost”)
{
$port = $_SERVER[“SERVER_PORT”];
$ssl_port = “443”; //Change 443 to whatever port you use for https (443 is the default and will work in most cases)
if ($port != $ssl_port)
{
$host = $_SERVER[“HTTP_HOST”];
$uri = $_SERVER[“REQUEST_URI”];
header(“Location: https://$host$uri”);
}
}
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Also edit file named index2.php in the folder of your Joomla installation.
In administrator/index2.php, immediately after the line that says
require_once( ‘../configuration.php’ );
add the same code as above:
//Redirect to https if accessed over http (except when running locally) if ($_SERVER[‘SERVER_NAME’] != “localhost”)
{
$port = $_SERVER[“SERVER_PORT”];
$ssl_port = “443”; //Change 443 to whatever port you use for https (443 is the default and will work in most cases)
if ($port != $ssl_port)
{
$host = $_SERVER[“HTTP_HOST”];
$uri = $_SERVER[“REQUEST_URI”];
header(“Location: https://$host$uri”);
}
}
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If you are not a web programmer nor a web designer and you are unable to edit that code, ask your hosting provider to assist you with the process. Webhosting UK provides the best Joomla hosting service and are Leader in Web Hosting .