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How do I change the DirectAdmin hostname?

Art. Nr: 111  |  Rating: 4/5 from 432 votes  |  Last Updated: Fri, May 18, 2012

Changing the hostname within your DirectAdmin installation isn’t complicated, but it has to be done correctly. So please, follow the step-by-step directions outlined below.

DirectAdmin (Administrator Level):

  • Login to your DirectAdmin as the Administrator
  • Next, go to "Admin Settings" and from there "Server’s Hostname"
  • Make the necessary changes and apply your settings!
  • Please allow DirectAdmin a moment to restart!
  • Upon completion, please go to the "DNS Administration" section
  • Then followed by "Add Zone" and create the following zone style:

    Domain Name:
    IP Address: (Your Servers IP)

  • Once ready, simply save the configuration to apply!

Should you have any further questions pertaining you DirectAdmin licenses, please feel free to get in contact with the LicenseCube support team for additional assistance.

Really good article combining changing the hostname via directadmin hosting control panel and same moment how to make DNS A record entries for this. Well done.

Posted by PaulE. - Tue, Jul 24th, 2012

Changing hostname from WHM is one great extra coming with cPanel. Just click a button and fill the new hostname and everything is ready :)

Posted by Shaniah - Mon, Jul 2nd, 2012

You can always change the server‘s hostname via SSH:/etc/sysconfig/networkand reboot the server to apply the changes.

Posted by OliverS - Thu, Jun 28th, 2012

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