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How to Change Your Hostname (DirectAdmin Control Panel)

Tags: DirectAdmin,  DNS 

With DirectAdmin, your server's hostname can be changed by an  Administrator on the server. This guide will walk through the necessary steps for this procedure.

Step 1: Access your Administrator account at http://YOUR-IP:2222

Step 2: Navigate to Server Manager > Administrator Settings.

Step 3: Select the Server Settings tab, and change your server's hostname. Your hostname must be a fully qualified domain name, and it must resolve to your Hostwinds VPS IP address. It should look like a subdomain, as seen below. Finally, click the green Save button.

Step 4: Allow 1 minute for DirectAdmin to restart.

Note: For DirectAdmin versions 1.52.1 and older, you must add a new DNS zone for the new hostname—instructions for this step.

Written by Hostwinds Team  /  June 5, 2021