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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.46

(Home >> Networking Setup >> Change Hostname)

Overview

This feature allows you to change your server's hostname.

The Internet uses your hostname as a label by which to identify your physical server.

Important:

  • Do not select a hostname that begins with www or a number, or that ends with a hyphen (-).
  • The hostname must be a fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) that contains two periods (for example, hostname.example.com).
  • Do not choose a hostname that that a cPanel account on your server will use.

Notes:

  • Do not select a socially-unacceptable hostname. The hostname will appear in mail headers.
  • Only use lowercase, Latin-script letters in hostnames.

 

The system displays your current hostname under Current Hostname.

How to change your hostname

To change your hostname, perform the following steps:

  1. Enter the new hostname into the New Hostname text box.

    Remember:

    Your new hostname must be an FQDN, must be registered, and must follow the instructions dictated under the Instructions heading.
  2. Click Change. A popup window will appear that prompts you to add an A entry.
  3. Click Add An A Entry for your hostname.
  4. Review the information about your server and, if it is correct, click Add Entry. The system will automatically configure and add the A entry.

Note:

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