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How to change your VPS hostname?

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The hostname is an identical name to the Linux machine. You can configure the hostname through CLI while ordering the VPS from KnownHost. This article will demonstrate how you can change the VPS hostname through the billing portal.

1. First, login into Billing Portal ( with registered email address and password.

enter username and password

2. In the Navigation tray, you can find the option “Services” click on that or you can navigate to Dashboard  Click on Services.

navigate to services knownhost billing portal

3. Locate the VPS  Click on Manage.

click on manage vps to view vps node

4. Navigate to Control Panel.

navigate to control panel of the vps

5. Scroll down a bit, navigate to Settings.

navigate to control panel settings vps root

6. Again, navigate to HostnameEnter the new hostname.

navigate to hostname control panel enter new hostname

7. Finally, click on Change Hostname.

how to change hostname for your vps

8. Congratulations! You have successfully changed the hostname for your VPS.

change hostname confirmation for your vps
Remember, the hostname change will not take effect until the VPS is restarted.


Now that we’ve gone over it, how to change the hostname for your Linux VPS? Earlier, we just had a few options to do that; but to provide you with better control of the VPS, we have introduced a full-fledged control panel within the billing portal through which you can change the VPS hostname instantly.

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