Publish a Website

Once you have completed designing the website for yourself or your customers, you will of course want to publish it. In this article, we will explain in a few simple steps how you can publish your website with Sitejet.

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How do you publish your website?

Your website is finished and you are satisfied? Then it should certainly be published online now. It is very easy with Sitejet. There are two simple options in the Website Manager
  1. Please log in to Sitejet Account and visit the Website Manager
  2. To keep track of the website's progress you can move the website to the "Publish" status. You can either click on "Register domain" or use the ellipsis icon or also known as the meatballs menu (⋯). The menu is next to the website name to open a dropdown menu where you can select "Manage domains" to open the Domain Manager (If you're using the list view instead of the kanban view you can open the dropdown menu by clicking on the "Actions" button).

If you're in the Detail View of the website, please change the status to "Publish" and click on the "Publish" button in the right upper corner. 

Please keep in mind, that you need a paid Sitejet plan to publish your website. If you don't have a plan the Domain Manager will automatically redirect you to choose your preferred plan. 

When you have a paid plan you will see the Domain Manager and the possibility to add a new domain by clicking "(+) Domain" in the top right corner. Please enter your preferred top-level domain (TLD) and click on "Search". You will see the "Register domain" button if the domain is available.

When you are going through the registration process you will see the domain details (also called "domain handle") which display all information about the domain owner that is necessary to register the domain. The domain details are pre-filled based on the information in the customer data of this website. Please keep in mind that changing the information in the registration form will also change the customer data. 

Once you registered a domain with Sitejet (or connected a third-party domain) you can publish the website by selecting "Publish" in the "Usage" dropdown menu. 

You already have one included hosted website in each Sitejet plan. The costs for each additional hosted website can be found on our pricing page. If you have any questions about this, our article on plans and invoices will certainly help you. 

Sitejet Domain Pricing

You can find an overview of all our domains and their pricing here

Secure a website domain with an SSL certificate

An SSL certificate confirms the authenticity and integrity of a website. In the World Wide Web, SSL certificates ensure the privacy of online interactions. Customers trust websites that are considered secure much more. Current certificates are the standard on today's Internet. 
The activation of the certificate is simple with Sitejet. In the Domain Manager, check the box next to "SSL". The Domain Manager will then automatically create an SSL certificate for this site. From now on, the website will be transferred via a secure HTTPS connection. 
TIP: The creation of the certificate can take up to 24 hours, in some cases even longer. In the meantime, the website will still be accessible via the unencrypted HTTP connection.

Point an existing domain to a Sitejet website

If you already have a domain that you want to publish your website onto, you also need to add that domain to the list (see above). But instead of registering the domain, please set the following DNS settings for the existing domain in the interface of the provider where the domain is hosted. Please keep in mind that changes to the DNS can take up to 24 hours to take effect across the internet. You can find detailed instructions on how to connect a third-party domain here.

Name Type
@ (or blank) A
@ (or blank)

To enable e-mail services through Sitejet, please also add the following DNS settings:

TXT v=spf1 mx -all

Common mistakes

  • Do not put the full domain name (e.g. into the Name field. If your domain is, you need to write @www, or nothing into the Name field
  • Missing record for www: Please make sure that you set records for both names, and
  • Existing "AAAA-records": Remove these if you are still seeing the old website on some devices
  • Subdomain: If you have set up a subdomain, please check the DNS entries here as well. For more information on how to set up a subdomain, see our article.

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