I recently purchased a VPS from a service. The hostname seems semi randomly generated
It says I have the option to change the hostname but it looks like I can change the entire thing. As far as I understood, the hostname in this case is
while the domain is
if I change the entire thing to
- I assume I need to own the domain
example.comand have it pointing to the VPS server?
- To point a domain to the server, do I change the Nameservers of the domain or do I change the DNS Servers on the VPS? Or both?
Also, is the main advantage simply that I can use the hostname over the IP address to connect to the server?
And if 3 is correct, if no other services use the server (database etc) and I login via ssh using the IP, is changing the server to use your own domain instead of its default domain really even needed?