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Hosting - Publish your website on your domain

how to publish your website on your own domain

Updated over a week ago

To have your domain-name linked to Congressus is of course of utmost importance. You want your members and future potential members to be directed to your association's website. In this article we will explain the process step-by-step.

If you do not have a domain-name yet we suggest registering one with the hosting provider of TransIP.

For e-mail (and more) we suggest you make use of Google Workspace for non-profits.

Are you using TransIP? Then you can follow the steps described in this article made for TransIP-customers.

Link your domain to your Congressus-website

  • Send a heads-up to Congressus Support to let us know you want to go live and on which domain. Contact us via chat or

  • Log in to your hosting provider.

  • Go to the DNS-settings for your domain.

  • Check if there is already a CNAME-record for www. You can remove this record.

  • Create a new CNAME-record for www. to

  • Make sure to set the TTL (time to live) as low as possible to ensure a quick transition.

Redirect visitors to www.<>

Your Congressus-website is only available via www.<>. Therefore, it is important to redirect visitors from <> (without www.).

Through TransIP

Do you use TransIP as a hosting provider? We advise you to use their redirect service ('Doorstuurservice') in order to redirect all visitors for your domain to https://www.<>

Through other providers

  • Log in to your hosting provider.

  • Check if the configuration panel of your provider offers a redirect service. Send all visitors for to

  • No redirect service? Add a .htaccess-file to the 'root' of your website at your hosting provider. Use the following content for this file:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L]

Congratulations! Your website is live now!

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