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I would like to change the hostname on my Ubuntu Server 12.04 box that I rent from a dedicated server company. At the moment if I type hostname into SSH I get a response like so:

is there a way to change this? And if I do, will it cause any problems? I'm unsure if the company is likely to use the hostname to connect to the server from inside the database or its static IP.


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To change to hostname of your server you only need to edit /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts It shouldn't cause any problems, since it won't change the servers DNS entry.

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