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Web Hosting

Hosting a Web Site

Web Pages written in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript can be hosted on Repl.it. HTML/CSS/JS repls hosted on Repl.it are given a unique URL that can be shared with your friends, family, peers, and clients.

After running a repl, your repl will be hosted at the URL provided in the result tab.

URL Format

The repl will be hosted with the following URLs:

If you create a repl with a title that matches your username (i.e. repl.it/@username/username) it will be hosted at:

Where REPL-NAME is the name of the repl and USERNAME is the owner's username. If an anonymous repl is created, the username used in the URL will be five-nine.

Note that if your username contains underscores _, they will be converted to dashes in the URL.

Updating Web Sites

Changes made to your repl will not be reflected in the live version until the web project is re-run. Running a web repl will update its live version.

Note that a repl's public link will persist, even after the repl has been deleted. You can clear a repl of its server code before deleting it in order to prevent it from loading.

Custom Domains

Any hosted repl can be linked to a domain that you own. This includes both static sites and HTTP servers. To get started you'll need a domain to link with your repl. If you don't already have a domain, Dotcomboom has created a great tutorial on getting a free domain from Freenom: How to use a custom domain.

To start, click on the pencil icon next to the URL for your repl:

screenshot of edit button

Enter the full domain where you'd like the repl to be accessible from. This includes subdomains.

screenshot of cname instructions

You will be prompted to add a CNAME record to your domain pointing at your repl's special repl.co domain. Go to your domain registrar and find the section that allows you to add DNS records.

Add a new entry with the following information:

For example:

The exact steps will vary between services. Here's an example of how it might look, using Google Domains:

screenshot of cname instructions

It may take some time for the DNS record to be updated. Once connected, click the big green button to finish and your domain should be linked!

You can unlink your domain at any time by clicking on the pencil icon and clicking "Unlink".


Here's an example of a hosted webpage using p5.js. The live, full-screen version can be found here.

Takedown Requests

If you require your hosted web page to be taken down, please contact us at [email protected].