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HTTPS only is a bad idea if your site hosts public info, especially if that info is dynamically generated by a CMS. It makes ISP Internet caching and reverse proxy (such as squid/varnish) not work and that can lead to overloaded servers and exorbitant bandwidth usage. If you have a limited number of users this isn't a big deal but it will cripple your ...


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It is not possible to "trick" the server, but there are a couple of caveats here. First, it is still possible to set up another site in IIS with a binding that will accept HTTP requests, so you need to be aware of the configuration of any other sites hosted on this server. Second, this configuration means that if people attempt to visit the site ...


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No - if there is no http binding, IIS will not accept an HTTP request. On 443, it will attempt to negotiate a TLS/SSL (depending on configuration) connection, if it cannot, the connection will fail. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff720335.aspx Relevant quote : " By enabling SSL in Microsoft® Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5/7.0, the [...



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