What Is a VPS Hostname?
A hostname is the name of your device on a network. For example, you will see it as the name of the server that sends emails. As for VPS, shortly, it’s how you call your server.
Your VPS hostname will be displayed in the VPS section of hPanel. A good hostname will help you easily identify the server that you want to manage:
We recommend specifying your hostname as a domain or subdomain, for example, myserver.domain.tld, where domain.tld is the domain (or one of the domains) hosted on this server.
What Is the Difference Between a Hostname and a Domain Name?
The hostname can be anything, like a subdomain or a simple string like MyServer. The main difference is whether a hostname can be reached on the internet or not.
For example, a hostname like MyServer can only be found on your own network, while an internet hostname like myserver.domain.tld can be accessed through the internet as well.
How to Change the VPS Hostname
In the VPS section, click on the server in question and open its Settings tab:
Then, scroll down to the section Change Hostname, enter the new hostname, and click on Save:
Usually, the changes are instant, but sometimes may take up to 10 minutes: