I hope this is posted in the right section.
This might be a little complicated to explain, so please bear with me.
My old HTTP website had 400+ redirects on the .htaccess file, and 65 live HTTP URLs.
My new website is going to be HTTPS and with renamed URLs, do I:
Copy the old HTTP redirects to the new .htaccess file with no changes i.e. HTTP to HTTP, and then add the 65 new redirects as HTTP to HTTPS? or do I:
Delete the old or obsolete redirects and only add the 65 HTTP to HTTPS ones to the new site .htaccess file.
Is there an alternative?
Also, how do I discern if a redirect is obsolete?
Secondly, I had a list of banned IPs on my old .htaccess file, is it worth transferring it to the new .htaccess file or is it pretty much useless? I get conflicting advice on whether they serve any purpose when trying to prevent hacking.
Many thanks in advance, Baz.