What better hostname? or

Posted May 27, 2015 3.5k views
Server Optimization


What better hostname? You have any rules? What’s the difference?


  • I am not sure if there are any specific rules, but I like to use one main domain for each droplet, and give the hostname the same name.

    I find it helps me to keep track of what droplet I am using.

    If you use a sub-domain, the hostname will be truncated at the ., so when you ssh in your will get:


    If you use a full domain you will get:


    When I am logging in to multiple droplets throughout the day, I find it helpful to be able to glance at a terminal and see that I am logged in to me@mydomain

  • Beautiful, thank you. I will use only

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Whichever you like the most.