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Regarding DNS records, how do I setup one domain,, which has HTTP for www on and HTTPS for www on

For clarity:

  • HTTP resolves to
  • HTTPS resolves to

Currently I have:

@   IN A
www IN A

My current (average) knowledge of DNS records is suggesting that I'm not going to be able to set it up that way. Instead I'll have to create a new a-record to something like secure IN A

Note: Setting HTTPS on is not an option, unfortunately.

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I'm afraid you cannot do what you are asking directly unless you want HTTPS traffic to go to e.g. instead of

The only solution would be to put a proxy/firewall/load balancer device in front of your webservers that forwarded on traffic to the different IP addresses based on the protocol used.

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There's no way to perform this with DNS, as you have to have one IP address for a given NAME, irrespective of the protocol the options available to you are:

  • Use a firewall/router to route the traffic accordingly to different servers.
  • Add a new record for, for example, as, configure the server hosting to redirect any HTTPS requests for to
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+1, thanks for the help. – Jeff Nov 24 '11 at 17:08

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