Is it safe to change hostname?
All the guides stress that you need to set your hostname when you first set up your server, before setting up LAMP for example. Will changing your hostname cause problems with anything you have installed since the hostname was first set?
Thanks in advance.
Changing your Linode's hostname after the fact shouldn't cause problems with your services after the fact. You should be free to change the hostname now. Hope this helps!
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I have changed my hostname repeatedly but I reboot to find the hostname is reset to the original value set by linode. This is aggravating to say the least.