Demystifying Hostnames and Domain Names in Linux, and How Server Naming Benefits You

Originally published at: Demystifying Hostnames and Domain Names in Linux, and How Server Naming Benefits You – Learn Linux TV

Were you every confused regarding the differences and use-cases between a hostname and domain name for a device within your network? How does naming your servers benefit you? In this latest episode of the Linux Crash Course series, we’ll explore some foundational concepts around both.

I was a little confused by this video, and I missed two main points about domain names:

  • How is the domain name set?
  • In which common cases do you actually use the fully qualified domain name?