We released web hosting back in March and since then you, our dear replers, have deployed 250,000 websites that served outside traffic. Some of those websites were games that went viral, apps that gained a lot of users, and APIs that served lots of traffic.
Although Repl.it gives you unlimited free
repl.co domains, custom domains is something every business or respectable project requires. That's why today we're excited to announce free HTTPS-ready custom domains just a few clicks away.
In less 30 seconds I was able to link my 10print.art domain to my Commodore 64 maze simulator built on Repl.it.
This has been in beta for a couple of days and we've already seen lots of fun apps getting domains:
- https://hop-fighter.tk/ by @kaldisberzins our most favorite multiplayer game written in NodeJS
- https://darktheme.tk/ by @mat1 is a site-wide dark theme for Repl.it
- https://classaware.cf/ is the popular class schedule app by @Vandesm14
- https://plat.ml the platformer game by @Fhillis written in NodeJS
If you add
/__repl to the domain you'll be able to get to the repl powering the site!
With this, anyone with minimal programming knowledge can build and deploy websites: no git, cli, or any other complications are required -- just code and ship!
Start here and select HTML for static sites or your favorite language or framework for a server/fullstack app.
"Most favorite multiplayer game", eh? It was actually stupidly easy to link a domain. I had no idea what I was doing I just saw the button and decided to have a look. Thanks for the awesome feature!
One thing I do want is having namespaces go to different repl.its, for example tester.plat.ml takes you to the experimental components that are hosted in a different repl.it (I'm sure there's a way, but I couldn't find it)
In-depth tutorial for linking domains coming soon. For now the UI should tool what to do if you know how to use DNS.