Changing Your Pi's Hostname

To change your Pi's hostname permanently you need to edit the configuration file /etc/hostname.

At the Pi command line, enter the following command.

sudo nano /etc/hostname

Change the current name to the new name and save your changes.

Now you need to make the change active; do this by running the startup script that sets the hostname:

sudo /etc/init.d/ start

When the Pi is rebooted its hostname will persist.