HTTP to HTTPS via mod_rewrite

To redirect a website from http -> https I utilized mod_rewrite. And created a .htaccess file with the following contents.

$ cat .htaccess
Options FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} !^443$
RewriteRule ^(.*) https://your_server.com/$1

This can be useful if you need to ensure all access to your site, is done via HTTPS.