After Droplet Rename, terminal still says "user@old-droplet-name"

Posted January 22, 2018 4.3k views
DigitalOceanUbuntu 16.04

I’ve renamed my droplet, shut it down via the terminal, and then started it back up using the Control Panel. When logging back in ssh, the terminal still lists the old droplet name.. like.. user@old-droplet-name: How can I change this?

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change the value in /etc/hostname

Depending on your distro you can also use hostnamectl set-hostname

If anyone is wondering, you also have to change /etc/hosts file. Then restart your server