Will I experience any downtime when renaming my droplet?

Posted May 23, 2015 2.4k views
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In order for Postfix to work, I think my droplet needs to have a fully qualified domain name — it doesn’t. Will the web site I have hosted on my droplet experience any downtime if I rename the droplet?

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Probably not, but it’d be a reboot at the very most.

No, renaming a droplet will not cause any downtime. It simply updates its hostname in our database and the the IP address’s PTR record.