Change of servername

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Loveless, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Loveless

    Loveless Member

    Has anyone ever changed their main server's hostname, after having lots of clients and sites on it in ISPconfig3?
    I mean the domainname by which I also reach the ISPconfig webgui (System > Server config > Hostname: x).
    Is this going to be an issue, or is this not a big deal?
  2. Loveless

    Loveless Member

    I would really like to know if this is going to cause issues or not. Can I change /etc/hostname of this ISPConfig server and then have everything still the way it is for all other domains?
  3. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    It's not a big deal, though I haven't actually done it myself. That's not an uncommon question, there will be numerous answers to it in the forums here with specific steps to take.
  4. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I did the hostname change several times but I did not face any big issues though I also do not have clients (except my own separated accounts as resellers and clients for testing / familiarizing). I do think it should be changed in both /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname and not just one of them. And if I remember correctly, the hostname under System > Server config > Hostname and in all of the resellers / clients websites under it will be changed automatically. Lastly, after changing and testing hostname as correct and restart all relevant services, I would update ISPConfig and reboot as well.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2017
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