Configure hostname

You can change the hostname of your Linux system using the hostname command:

hostname command

However, the hostname configured this way is not permanent will not survive a reboot of the system. To set up a new hostname permanently, you need to modify the /etc/hostname file. Open this file in a text editor and simpy change the current value to the new hostname:

etc hostname file

You also need to modify the /etc/hosts file and change the value next to to the new hostname:

change hostname hosts file

Reboot your computer. After the reboot, the new hostname should be used by the system:

check new hostname

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