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Renaming a droplet

Hi Folks,

When asked to give the droplet a name, the docs told me a droplet could be renamed later at any time. So now I want to do that I can’t find how to. Would somebody please tell me?

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Make sure you also edit your droplet’s hostname internally as well. Update <code>/etc/hostname</code> and <code>/etc/hosts</code> and reboot.

Today (2017) the interface enabling direct name change: at the page of your Cloud Panel (cloud.digitalocean.com/droplets…), simply click on the current name of the Droplet, and you will then be able to input whatever name you choose. Thanks @MikeG.

If you are using CentOS you need to update this file /etc/sysconfig/network

Contents of this file:

NETWORKING=yes HOSTNAME=mydropletname.com

so just change HOSTNAME and that’s it