Can we "Change Hostname" to any ? if we only access by IP.

taotoon

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Main >> Server Setup >> Change Hostname


I would like to learn setting with WHM.

Can we change hostname to any unregistered domain ? or xxx.microsoft.com ?
( IF we only access WHM by main IP. )
Are there any side effects ?

Thanks for advance.
 

chirpy

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You'll have a lot of problem sending email as many MTA's check that your hostname resolves correctly. There really should be no valid reason to not to set your hostname to a FQDN.
 

taotoon

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I see.

Can I set to the exist FQDN ? ex: my friend's server


It use for check the email only ?
 

AndyReed

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Since you'll be primarily using this server for email, you need to use your own hostname that resolves to your own IPs, otherwise you'll run into many problems.

The question is, why you don't you want to use your own hostname?
 

taotoon

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Nothing, Just check my theory about hosting and work flow. I am very new for hosting.


IP and DNS seem to be most important things.