Last updated on July 27th, 2022 at 06:13 am.
If you are using Contabo VPS or any other cloud provider, you may need to change your Hostname. Here is a quick guide for how to change server Hostname.
What is the current hostname?
Check the current hostname:
Change the hostname –
To change the Ubuntu/Debian server hostname edit /etc/hostname .
sudo nano /etc/hostname
Delete the old name and add the new one. Then CTRL x, then Y and enter to exit out of the Nano editor.
Edit the hosts file – /etc/hosts .
sudo nano /etc/hosts
Change the old name to the new one in the hosts file.
Related : Ubuntu 22.04 Initial setup on a VPS
Restart the server :
Check host name again .
Related : Setup Linux Server VPS using Git Bash on Windows – Debian 10
~ Hostname man page on Debian.