How To Change Your Hostname on Debian

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Step 1: Login to your VPS

Locate the IP address of your Vultr VPS and login as the root user.

ssh root@server

Step 2: Edit /etc/hostname

Open the /etc/hostname file with your favorite text editor. For example:

nano /etc/hostname

Update the hostname in this file. Then save the file, and exit the text editor.

Step 3: Edit /etc/hosts

Open the /etc/hosts file with your favorite text editor. For example:

nano /etc/hosts

Change the first line and replace your old hostname with the new one. Save the file and exit the editor.

Step 4: Run hostname.sh

Run the following command to update your hostname:

/etc/init.d/hostname.sh start

Step 5: Check your hostname

Run the following command to check your new hostname:

hostname

The new hostname will be displayed in your ssh terminal.

 

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