So if i understood correctly, to be able to have just a part of the site be https without touching the .htaccess file then all pages have to be php. Is this correct?
It is possible. There are two situations you may encounter: the trailing slash may be omitted, or the file extension may be omitted. You would need to look at your logs and determine which happens more often and correct for that situation, and let the other situation be resolved through custom error pages.
If you want to add a trailing slash / if no file name is specified (domain.com/file becomes domain.com/file/) use the following:
If you want to automatically add the extension .html, on the other hand, you would use the following:Code:RedirectMatch 301 ^/([a-zA-Z0-9/]*)$ http://domain.com/$1/
Code:RedirectMatch 301 ^/([a-zA-Z0-9/]*)$ http://domain.com/$1.html
Thank you so much for your help... and unfortunately you are right about being dropped. Over the weekend G un-indexed all pages except for the php and one html where we forgot to put in the "magic" code. Ouch. Like I said, the site has no htaccess file, goes crazy every time we try to put one in, and the Control Panel does not have an option for singling out pages, or much of an option for controlling anything really. Would you suggest we change everything into php? Or is there something else we can do?
In your case I would recommend contacting your web host to find out what they recommend to get this working. You would get the best results from setting this up through .htaccess, but the hosting company may need to change or enable something to get it to work for you.
Webmax, Godaddy is notorious for this sort of problem. My best suggestion to you is to simply google "Godaddy Hosting" and then, having had your eyes truly opened, search for a real host!
I'd start your search here:
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