How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk

Are you seeing this error (ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS) when trying to access your website URL?

How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk

We just resolved the same issue on a client’s website. His website is hosted on a Plesk panel.

There are a few ways to go around this problem. I will not bother you with the general solutions such as clearing your browser’s cache, which I am pretty sure you have already tried.

This is the error he kept seeing while trying to access his site via chrome browser;

This page isn’t working. domain redirected you too many times.

domain redirected you too many times
-ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS in Chrome browser

How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk

Try each step at a time, and check whether the error is gone.

Check the nature of the Redirect Loop.

Before trying anything try to test your domain name with a free tool like to discover what the issue might be originating from.

How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk

For example, this client’s website was experiencing 19 redirections, which were responsible for an endless redirect loop that restricts him from accessing his site.

How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk

SSL issue: Do not force http-https before issuing an SSL Certificate

Do not force http-https redirection before issuing your website with an SSL certificate. The client had replaced his old domain name with a new one and in the process disconnected the old SSL certificate and failed to disable the direction rules on his Plesk panel.

He, later on, issued a Cloudflare SSL certificate, but the error was already created which made it impossible to access his website.

To resolve ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk due to an SSL issue, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Plesk panel.
  2. Next to your domain click Hosting & DNS, then click Hosting Settings.
How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk
  1. Change the Preferred domain value to None and click OK
How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk
  1. Disable the ‘Permanent SEO-safe 301 redirect’ option
  2. You should also remove any redirect rules in the ‘Apache & Nginx Settings’.

Once the redirect loop error (ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS) is fixed, you can now successfully enable http-https redirection to avoid an SSL warning when you visit your website. I will show you how to do that in the last steps below.

Clear Server and Proxy (CDN) Cache

Clear server cache

If by any means you are unable to access your WordPress site, you can manually clear your site’s cache on your Plesk panel by clicking on the ‘refresh’ button on the top menu. Afterward, check if the redirect loop is gone.

How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk

Clear Cloudflare cache

If you are utilizing a reverse-proxy service like Cloudflare or any other CDN, clear your site’s cache by purging everything. This will for the CDN to fetch a fresh copy of your website’s content.

How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk

Change the DNS records of the old domain

If you just migrated your website to a new domain or change it directly on Plesk, you should consider disabling DNS records for the old domain to avoid conflicts.

How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk

The 19 redirect errors that were occurring were due to the old website’s 19 DNS records. Make sure to clear these records and point your old domain to the new server IP address or simply create a 301 redirection on the domain register level.

Change your WordPress website URL settings

If you can still access the WordPress admin dashboard, make sure your WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) are the same, and that the URL is the intended one, not the old one.

How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk

Edit .htaccess file using Rank Math SEO plugin

If you still have access to your WordPress admin dashboard, then consider editing your .htaccess file using Rank Math. This is a safe and convenient way.

This will enable you to redirect all the old website’s content to the new site. Make sure you still own both domains.

To do this, follow these simple steps:

  1. Login to your WordPress admin dashboard
  2. On the right sidebar, click Rank Math > general settings
How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk
  1. Chose the ‘Edit .htaccess file’ option and add the following code to redirect all your old domain content to the new domain.
# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
  RewriteEngine On
  RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$ [OR]
  RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$
  RewriteRule (.*)$$1 [R=301,L]
# END WordPress

Change “” and “” with the real domain names. If in any case an error occurs, just login into your hosting panel and restore the old backup.

Rank math will automatically create a backup when making any changes to the .htaccess file. Use this backup for restoration purposes.

Change the redirects rule on your server

Use this method to change the misconfiguration of the server’s config files.

Edit your .htaccess file on Apache on Plesk

To do this, login into your panel,

  1. Choose the new domain you are working on
  2. Under ‘Dashboard’ click ‘File Manager’ to access your site’s files
How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk
  1. Choose the ‘.htaccess’ file and download the old copy before adding the following command to reset your .htaccess file. However, if you are interested in redirecting the old domain URLs to a new domain, then, use the above code.
How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk
# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
# END WordPress

Change Nginx Configuration on Plesk

Plesk makes it easy to add any Nginx configuration and redirection rules on your server without touching any line of code.

How to change Nginx Configuration on Plesk

  1. On your Plesk panel, click on the ‘Hosting & DNS’ option.
  1. Then click on the ‘Apache & Nginx Settings’ box.
  2. Scroll down to the ‘Additional Nginx Directives’ option and paste this code
How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk
# Simple path to path redirect:
rewrite ^/source_path$ permanent;
# Regex redirect to redirect *all* content from one domain to another:
rewrite ^/(.*)$$1 permanent;
  1. Click ‘Okay’ to save changes.

Change http to https redirects on the server

Use this method to resolve a misconfiguration of https redirect rules on your server.

Enable http to https redirects on Plesk

Once you have issued your website with a valid SSL certificate, make sure to redirect all the http traffic to https. This will also avoid an SSL warning while visiting your website. This is also beneficial for SEO as google rewards websites with a valid SSL certificate.

How to enable https in Plesk:

  1. On your domain name, click ‘Dashboard’
How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk
  1. Under security ‘click SSL certificate’
  2. Now click on the ‘Redirect from http-https’ button to enable https redirect on Plesk
How to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk

Change http to https redirects in Plesk or Nginx using SSH

If you want to achieve this using SSH, you can use these two methods

How to change HTTP to HTTPS redirects on Plesk using SSH
  1. Login to your server via SSH as the root user.
  2. Navigate to the directory where your website’s Apache configuration files are located. This is usually in the /var/www/vhosts/ directory.
  3. Open the Apache configuration file in a text editor. The file is typically named httpd.include and located within your website’s directory.
  4. Find the VirtualHost section for the website you want to configure.
  5. Within the VirtualHost section, add the following lines of codes to redirect all HTTP traffic to HTTPS:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule ^/?(.*) https://%{SERVER_NAME}/$1 [R,L]
  1. Make sure to save the file and exit the text editor.
  2. Restart Apache for the changes to take effect:
service apache2 restart
  1. This should redirect all the traffic to HTTPS.
How to Change http to https redirects on Nginx using SSH
  1. Login to your server via SSH using your preferred terminal or PuTTY.
  2. Navigate to the Nginx configuration directory using the command
cd /etc/nginx
  1. Open the Nginx config file using a text editor, such as nano, vim, or Notepad: nano nginx.conf
  2. Locate the server block that corresponds to the website you wish to redirect from HTTP to HTTPS. It should be similar to this;
server {
    listen 80;
    root /var/www/;
    index index.html;
  1. Change the listen port from 80 to 443, and add the following code to the server block:
    listen 443 ssl;
    ssl_certificate /path/to/ssl/certificate;
    ssl_certificate_key /path/to/ssl/key;
  1. Add a new server block that listens on port 80 and redirects all requests to the HTTPS version of your website.
server {
    listen 80;
    return 301 https://$host$request_uri;
  1. Do not forget to save and close the config file.
  2. Now test the changes by running this command
nginx -t
  1. If the config file is valid, you can restart the Nginx service using this command
systemctl restart nginx
  1. Verify that the redirection is working by visiting your site using HTTP and check whether it successfully redirects to the HTTPS version.

Once you are done, you can verify your SSL certificate using the Qualys SSL Labs free tool on your Plesk panel.

I know this was a lot to take in, however, I hope it has helped you find a way on how to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Plesk. The same approach can be used to resolve a redirect loop on any server.

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  1. Hi, i have a problem like this but my domain is the same.
    as you can see in , my website ( has 302 redirect loop and not 301.
    im sure this occured for bad ssl set up but the server guy cant fix it so i must give him exact solution.
    im almost sure that only homepage has this issue.
    can you help me fix this? this page was the only content which is relatable to my problem.
    sorry for bad english by the way! thank you very much.

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