how to set up a host name in DigitalOcean?

Hi,friends. I need some help to set up a host name. I know this question have already be submit. but that steps can not solve my problem. i need a new way.


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First you have to create an A record for your domain and point it to the Droplet’s IP address. Let’s say your domain is

Edit the /etc/hostname file and change the hostname to One you have done that, reboot your server to use the new hostname. You can reboot the server by running the command:


Do you mean FQDN, because for the droplets the hostname is the name of the droplet?