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"
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