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. Your VPS hostname will be displayed in the VPS section - so a good hostname will help you to easily identify the server.

You can check and change your hostname on the VPS management section of your hPanel 😊

We recommend specifying your hostname as a subdomain, for example, myserver.domain.tld, where domain.tld is a domain (or one of the domains) hosted on this server. Please note that you should choose a domain name for your hostname that can be managed from your side, and you have the required DNS records set for your hostname (domain is pointing to your server).

What is the difference between hostname and domain name?

The hostname can be anything, like subdomain or a simple string like “MyServer”. The main difference is whether a hostname can be reached on the internet or not. For example, hostname like “MyServer'' can only be found on your own network, while internet hostname like “myserver.domain.tld” can be accessed through the internet as well.

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