Change Ubuntu Hostname

Have you ever set the hostname on your Ubuntu installation only to want to change later? Here is an easy way to accomplish this and only requires changing a single line in a configuration file. To begin, open the file /etc/hostname: 1 sudo vim /etc/hostname Change the text in that file to what you would like your new hostname to be and reboot your computer.

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When I’m working on a new project, I often find myself wanting to setup a subdomain (e.g. in my local environment to use while doing development. If you’re using XAMPP (or standalone Apache), this is actually a pretty easy thing to do. These instructions should work in both Windows and Linux environments. I’ll attempt to make notes where things differ. Step 1 Setting up subdomains requires using a VirtualHost in Apache.

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Jared Hocutt

Red Hat

North Carolina