How to change the Hostname on my server?

This article applies to 123 Reg VPS and Cloud Servers

This article will explain how to change your Hostname on your 123 Reg VPS or Cloud server.

Changing your Hostname will help to protect your server from Hackers and Spammers.


Cloud Server

To change your Hostname on you 123 Reg Cloud Server:

  • Step 1 of 6

    Login to your 123 Reg Control Panel.

  • Step 2 of 6

    Scroll down to the Servers section and click on the Cloud Server Manage button.

  • Step 3 of 6

    Click the Manage button for the server you wish to edit.

  • Step 4 of 6

    This will take you to the Server dashboard. Click on the IP & DNS tab at the top of the dashboard.


  • Step 5 of 6

    Scroll down to the IP & DNS - Hostname section and click on the Edit button.


  • Step 6 of 6

    You will now be able to enter the new Hostname for your server. Enter it into the text field, and then click the Save button to complete the process.


    Your Hostname will now be changed, helping to protect you from Hackers and Spammers.

VPS - cPanel

To change your Hostname on a VPS running cPanel:

  • Step 1 of 4

    Login to your Plesk Control Panel.

  • Step 2 of 4

    Use the Search Bar in the top, left of the page to search for Hostname.

  • Step 3 of 4

    Click on the Change Hostname link in the Networking Setup section.

  • Step 4 of 4

    You can edit the Hostname in the text field at the bottom of the page. When complete, click the Change button to confirm the changes.

VPS - Plesk

To change your Hostname on a VPS running Plesk:

  • Step 1 of 4

    Login to your Plesk Control Panel.

  • Step 2 of 4

    Click on the Tools and Settings link from the menu on the left hand side of the page.

  • Step 3 of 4

    Click on the Server Settings option under the General Settings section.

  • Step 4 of 4

    You can edit the Hostname in the text field at the top of the page. When complete, click the OK button to confirm the changes.