Changing Server Hostname

To change the hostname of your VPS, enter the following command as root:


To make the changes persistent across reboots please add/modify the following line in /etc/sysconfig/network:

Also, please ensure to change the hostname from your VPS control panel. If you would like to get the hostname displayed in your billing profile to be updated please submit a ticket.

If you are using cPanel, you will need to resync your license with the cPanel license server.  To do this, run the following command as root:


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