Question

What better hostname? test.exemple.com or exemple.com

Posted May 27, 2015 2.8k views
Server Optimization

Hi,

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

test.exemple.com
or
exemple.com

Thanks.

2 comments
  • 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:

    user@test:~$

    If you use a full domain you will get:

    user@yourdomain:~$

    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 exemple.com.

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