Fix Redirect Localhost

Jul 7th, 2018 - written by Kimserey with .

This post shows how to fix an annoying automatic redirect issue in localhost.


  • Chrome redirects http://localhost to https://localhost
  • On guest mode, http://localhost is accessible
  • Curl can retrieve http://localhost


One of my test project was configuring SSL on nginx. The configuration was redirecting localhost to https for testing purposes and Chrome had since then cached the redirection. Subsequent calls were no longer hitting nginx as they were only hitting Chrome cache.


  1. Open the Web Developer Console on Chrome, CTRL+SHIFT+I
  2. Right click on the reload arrow
  3. Select Empty Cache And Hard Reload

This will remove all cached items including the redirection. http://localhost will no longer be redirected by Chrome.

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