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Where Do I Change Hostname?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TopCatHost, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. TopCatHost

    TopCatHost Member

    Jun 27, 2011
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    Passaic N.J. USA
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    Root Administrator

    I am new here but have been building and trying to develop resellers using WHM/CPanel:

    Currently I have a VPS cloud server and several other providers-

    I got this recently and need to understand where the Terminal on the VPS system comes in and when do I log in to Cpanel/WHM?

    I added two new IP's to the VPS (they were paid for when I got the system but just added using the CentOS 5.6 64 bit:

    Do I now need to rebuild the machine using the "rebuild button" on the VPS client area (should I back up first?

    I got this from my server recently and my domain name is currently having is website hosted but I think I would rather- rename the server and/or root of C-panel before going much further than moving the website where I do not have root access and have to open tickets and make requests: Here is the email: How ( and where in Cpanel/WHM tweak- or in CentOS 5.6 64 bit?) do I do this thing? that my server is telling me to do?
    1:18 AM (15 hours ago)

    to me
    IMPORTANT: Do not ignore this email.

    Your hostname ( could not be resolved to an IP
    address. This means that /etc/hosts is not set up correctly, and/or
    there is no dns entry for Please be sure that
    the contents of /etc/hosts are configured correctly, and also that
    there is a correct 'A' entry for the domain in the zone file.

    Some or all of these problems can be caused by /etc/resolv.conf
    being setup incorrectly. Please check that file if you believe
    everything else is correct.

    You may be able to automatically correct this problem by using the
    'Add an A entry for your hostname' option under 'Dns Functions' in
    your Web Host Manager.

    Thanks C-Panel for your support!! :)
  2. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    May 20, 2003
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    No, you shouldn't have to rebuild, this will wipe everything, you don't want that.

    You change your Hostname here:
    WHM > Networking Setup > Change Hostname

    You can get there easy by simply typing the word Host in the top left search box in WHM. Find and Click "Change Hostname" in the result.

    It's cPanel, thanks! ;)
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