Is there a difference between droplet name and ubuntu hostname?

October 18, 2016 162 views
DigitalOcean Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.04

So I recently renamed my droplet to a new name via DigitalOcean's control panel, however I realized that my ubuntu hostname that I see at my command line did not update.

I did some searching on the forums and it appears that I have to manually reconfigure my server to change the hostname. The question I have is that is it perfectly fine to have one name on my Digital Ocean server and another name for its hostname? And if that's the case, what is the use of the digital ocean droplet name and hostname if they can differ? Is the Digital Ocean droplet name just for convenience?

Sorry, still quite new to all this!

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