redirect from a domain without "www" to the one with "www"

  • Posted April 17, 2016
  • DNS

How can I setup my domain so that the main domain will be with “www” and when a user come to the bare domain without “www” they’ll be redirected to the domain with “www” with the status 301 or 302? In the panel of namecheap I can do that, but I’ve changed the nameservers arlready so I have to do that here at digital ocean.


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

DNS (Nameservers) cannot cause HTTP Redirects. You have to do it at the webserver level. Separate the bare domain (without www) to a different vhost and have that vhost redirect to the primary vhost. You didn’t specify what webserver you use so I can’t help you more than that.