Setting up host name and server time zone are part of initial basic server configuration. Hostname is the name of the machine.
Setting up Hostname
1. To setup hostname:
hostnamectl set-hostname hostname
2. You can verify by running the command:
3. You need to update the /etc/hosts file. This file creates static associations between IP addresses and hostnames, with higher priority than DNS.
4. Add a line for public IP address with the local hostname:
Setting up Timezone
By default, time zone is set to UTC time (Greenwich Mean Time).
1. To view the list of available time zones:
Find the time zone which you want. Then, press q to exit the list.
2. To set the time zone:
timedatectl set-timezone 'America/New_York'
3 To view the current date and time according to your server: