Choosing http or https during manual installation of WordPress and database

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When you manually install WordPress, somewhere during the process it asks you to select weather your site uses http or https. Why is this? What does it matter? How will your choice translate to changes/a different use of eg your database?
Bc when I installed WP I chose http bc at that time I didn't had an SSL yet. Then I created a few pages, posts and categories. The URLs of these started w/ http.
Then a while later I installed SSL certificate on that domain name and since then pages, posts and categories I created, their URLs, started w/ https. Can't remember if I also had changed http to https in WP Dashboard's settings then.
Is all that choice for http or https (during installation of WP) does, is determinning weather or not to place http or https infront of the URLs of pages, posts and categories you will since then create?
Then where does WP store these URLs (are they called 'links' BTW)? In the database? In which table(s)? How does this work?
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenchong
    since you have purchased the SSL certificate now you need to change your business domain from HTTPS the google will consider both different pages. Or you can simply redirect the old Urls to the newly created secured Url.
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  • Profile picture of the author richardZ
    Originally Posted by Expresso77 View Post

    When you manually install WordPress, somewhere during the process it asks you to select weather your site uses http or https. Why is this? What does it matter? How will your choice translate to changes/a different use of eg your database?
    Bc when I installed WP I chose http bc at that time I didn't had an SSL yet. Then I created a few pages, posts and categories. The URLs of these started w/ http.
    Then a while later I installed SSL certificate on that domain name and since then pages, posts and categories I created, their URLs, started w/ https. Can't remember if I also had changed http to https in WP Dashboard's settings then.
    Is all that choice for http or https (during installation of WP) does, is determinning weather or not to place http or https infront of the URLs of pages, posts and categories you will since then create?
    Then where does WP store these URLs (are they called 'links' BTW)? In the database? In which table(s)? How does this work?
    If you have already installed SSL certificate on the server before installing WordPress then you will get both http and https options during installing WordPress.

    But if you have not installed SSL on the server then at the time of WordPress installing, you will get only http option. After that, you will have to install ssl certificate (if you want) but after that you will have to redirect you website from http to https using 301 redirect. Because if you will not do that then your website will be considered as two different sites (one which runs on http and one which runs on https). And evenif after using 301 redirect there may be chances that some content is run on http which will give mixed content warning so this issue you will have to keep in the mind.

    So it is the good practice to install SSL certificate on the server first and after that install WordPress.
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