Hi guys, just completed an install however i am really not sure about how to setup my /etc/hosts file correctly. This is sitting on a Google Cloud Platform Compute Engine Instance. ISPConfig was installed using the automated standard script. FQDN is "mydomain.com.au" (obviously this isnt the real domain I am using) hostname is "goanna1" my internal ip address is 10.140.0.3 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 goanna1.mydomain.com.au goanna1 # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopbackfe00 ::0 ip6-localnetff00 ::0 ip6-mcastprefixff02 ::1 ip6-allnodesff02 ::2 ip6-allroutersff02 ::3 ip6-allhosts 169.254.169.254 metadata.google.internal metadata when i run the command "sudo hostname" it returns goanna1 when i run the command "sudo hostname -f" it returns goanna1.mydomain.com.au 1. I am trying to work out how my /etc/hosts file should read as i am not sure about the ip addresses i am using above? (excluding the google one) 2. I am also unsure of whether or not i need to add the external ip address into this file? 3. Do i need an additional record for the goanna1.mydomain.com.au at my registrar or is the A record for mydomain.com.au pointing to server external ip address enough for isp config? 4. Finally, when i attempted to log into ISPConfig admin area using https://goanna1.mydomain.com.au:8080 i get an error... "server DNS address could not be found. DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN" Have i done something wrong in my setup as the only way i can log into ISPConfig admin is to use https://mydomain.com.au:8080? (instead of https://goanna1.mydomain.com.au as outlined in the install documentation) BTW I am able to access https://goanna1.mydomain.com.au:8080 from a mobile device but not from desktop pc. I am stumped about this one too. I have A records at the registrar for both goanna1.mydomain.com.au and mydomain.com.au pointing at my server external ip adress. Is this correct or should i only have a single A record pointing at server?