SOLVED Should Hostname be Resolvable?

ItsMattSon

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Hi folks,

I went into WHM > Networking Setup > Change Hostname and entered in a 'random' hostname, as per the suggestions. Should I be able to reach my new hostname in a web browser?

Please note that I do not own secureserver.net (It belongs to GoDaddy Inc). My original hostname was sXXX-XXX-XX-XXX.secureserver.net where the X's represent the server IP.

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cPanelMichael

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Hello,

You will need to use a domain name that you own and have the ability to change the name servers on as your server's hostname. For example:

Code:
server.domain-you-control.tld
There's a useful guide on setting up name servers at:

[Tutorial] Nameserver configuration on cPanel servers

Otherwise, you must use the original hostname issued by your hosting provider, or contact your provider to request a new hostname with a domain name under their control.

Thank you.
 

ItsMattSon

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Thanks Michael - Appreciate the confirmation. I think my misconception was that I should have been able to resolve the hostname that my VPS 'defaulted' but that makes a lot of sense. Seems that without a domain, IP is the only management address I'll be able to use :)
 
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cPanelMichael

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Hello,

I'm happy to see the information was helpful. Feel free to let us know if you encounter any additional issues.

Thanks!
 
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