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No,you don’t need a domain. The hostname is an arbitrary identifier for your VPS. It can be either a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) or a single word.

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  • How do I create a hostname for my VPS?

  • When you sign up for a VPS or Dedicated server package, your primary domain is used to create your hostname. By default, it is the first three letters of the domain name, followed by the domain and TLD. The hostname is often times compared to cPanel subdomains.

  • What type of hostname should I Choose?

  • You should choose something that will be socially acceptable, as it will appear in all mail headers. A hostname should consist of a name and a domain name. All valid hostnames should have 2 dots in them.

  • What kind of database do I need for a VPS?

  • If what you intend to do with your VPS requires a database, you will need a database server like MySQL. There are alternatives in the market including MariaDB, but your choice will also be dependent on the application that needs the database. Vlad has 20 years of experience in the web hosting industry.

  • What is the difference between VPS and shared hosting?

  • Cost – VPS hosting are more expensive than shared hosting. Many plans start at about $29 per month, while you can find shared hosting for as low as $3.95 per month. Technical Skill – Managing your own server, even a virtual one, will require more technical expertise than shared hosting.