Change Your Hostname
Posted by on 14 June 2012 12:31 PM
It is safe to change the hostname of your VPS, from the default 'vps.example.com', to 'anythingyouprefer.example.com' (go to Networking Setup, and thenHostname in WHM). However, there are some additional changes you will need to make, which are not outlined in the WHM documentation.|
When you change the hostname, you must:
You can speed up DNS propagation by creating your A record BEFORE you change the hostname, to give it time to propagate before making the change. If you're in a hurry, set your TTL setting to a lower number.
You can always use your VPS IP to connect to WHM or SSH if needed.
See also Hostname Could Not Be Resolved