Questions & Answers (F.A.Q) - How can I change my host name on my cPanel VPS?

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How can I change my host name on my cPanel VPS?

Changing your cPanel VPS hostname is not difficult, just follow the steps that are instructed below. Please note that after you change your cPanel VPS hostname, it may need to be updated so your cPanel license works properly.How to change your hostname:

  • Login to your WHM (Web Host Manager) on your cPanel VPS
  • Scroll down to "Networking Setup"
  • Click on "Hostname"
  • Input the new hostname at the bottom of the page and click "Change"
  • Your hostname has now been changed on your cPanel VPS.
How to synchronize your cPanel key?

On some occasions, once you change the hostname of your cPanel VPS, you'll need to resynchronize the key with the cPanel licensing server. To do this, please follow the step-by-step directions outlined below.

You have to resynchronize the key with the cPanel licensing server when you change the hostname of your cPanel VPS. Please follow the simple steps outlined below.

  • Login to your cPanel VPS via SSH
  • Run the following command within SSH:
# /usr/local/cpanel/cpkeyclt

You should now be able to login to your cPanel VPS via WHM.


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