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DNS: Locate the Server Hostname


In this article, we will show you how to locate the server’s hostname from within SiteAdmin or cPanel.

Note: In some instances customers using SiteAdmin may need to append to the hostname if not otherwise specified. Customers utilizing our cPanel interface may need to append to the hostname.


How to determine your servers hostname in SiteAdmin

For this article, we will assume that you are already logged into SiteAdmin.

1) Click the Server Status link from the left menu.


2) Locate the server hostname found in the Server section of the status page.


That’s it! You now know how to locate the server’s hostname!


How to determine the server hostname in cPanel

This guide assumes that you are presently logged into your cPanel.

1) Once logged into your cPanel select expand stats from along the left hand side of your cPanel screen.

Note: If it says collapse stats, proceed straight to step 2


2) You will be able to locate the first portion of the hostname from beside Server Name

Note: You will need to append to the name within the Server Name field in order to utilize the hostname in any capacity.


Thats it, you know how the hostname for your cPanel server.

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  • I use hostname for WP but still dont work

    • Hello Dariusz,

      I hope this reply finds you well!

      Because of the way that WordPress works, unless it has been configured to use the hostname/direct url, it most likely will not work as expected.

      Could you please provide us with more details on what you are attempting to do so that we can better assist you with any problems you may be facing?

      We look forward to your reply and working with you!

  • I’m not sure if I’m missing something but when I follow these instructions I get a single host name not a fully qualified domain name.

    • Hello Dave,

      I am sorry to hear that. If you are in SiteAdmin, then the fully qualified domain name would be, where HOST is what you see following these steps.

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