Even though here at GOZEN Host we offer 100% managed servers, some of you might wanna play a bit or why not start learning how to manage your own server.

So i am about to give you some tips for that!

So let's see what you need to do if you want to change your server hostname.

1. If you have cPanel/WHM you can logon to your server and navigate to "Networking Setup"
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There you can change your server hostname!

2. The second option makes use of ssh logon to your server, here's much more easy/fast to change your servers hostname, you do that only by -> hostname my.server.name
3. Making a permanent change to your server hostname if you don't have cPanel/WHM installed requires a litle bit more effort.
  • You need to logon to your server using SSH and edit the following file /etc/syconfig/network

scroll down and find variable HOSTNAME=my.server.name and make sure that your HOSTNAME is the name you want.

* hostname must always be a FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) for instance server1.gozenhost.com