Hosting - Example TransIP

This step-by-step article will explain how to publish your website on your domain through TransIP

Updated over a week ago

Congressus recommends the use of TransIP as your hosting provider. This article will serve as an example on how to publish your website on your own domain through TransIP. You can use a different hosting provider, however our support team cannot assist you in those matters.

Linking your domain name to your Congressus website.

  • Notify Congressus Support that you want to go live and the domain name you intend to use. You can contact Support through chat or

  • Log in to the TransIP control panel

  • Select your domain name in the menu on the left.

  • Scroll down to DNS-settings of your domain name

  • Check whether there is already an Existing CNAME-record for www. and clear it.

  • Create a new CNAME-record from www. to

  • When you create a new CNAME-record make sure the TTL (Time to live) is as low as possible so that the link can be made as quickly as possible.

Redirecting visitors to www.<>

You can only publish your Congressus website on a subdomain, such as www.<>. Therefore it is important to redirect your visitors from <> (without www.) to www.<>

TransIP offers their redirect service (Doorstuurservice) for this purpose. If you have not yet acquired the redirect service (Doorstuurservice), you first need to activate it:

  • Log in on the TransIP control panel

  • Select your domain name in the menu on the left

  • Click on the blue button "beheren" ("manage")

  • Click on "Doorstuurinstellingen" ("redirect settings")

  • Fill in 'https://www.<>. as your web address. Make sure to change <> to your own domain!

  • Click on "Geavanceerd" ("Advanced")

  • Select "Map- en bestandsnamen behouden" ("Folder- and filename manager")

  • Choose for "doorstuurmethode" "301", ("redirect method")

  • Click on "opslaan" ("save")

Adding an SPF-record

Create an SPF-record to ensure your outgoing mail with Congressus will less likely be marked as "spam".

Do you already have an active SPF-record? Add to the existing SPF-record.

Do you not have an SPF-record? Add one with @ as your TXT-record with the value v=spf1 a mx ~all.

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