Vepp Documentation

Change a website name

In Vepp, a website name coincides with its domain name. This is why changing the website name will automatically lead to:

  • changing the name of a website folder. The new name will correspond to the website name;
  • assigning an SSL certificate or issuing a new one if it's possible;
  • edition of A and AAAA resource records.

How to edit resource records


Vepp changes A and AAAA resource records when a website name is changed. The older domain name will be replaced with a new one in Record name. Furthermore, Vepp will add a CNAME record to redirect users from the old domain to the new one. Read more about resource records in this article

How to replace an SSL certificate


After the certificate is issued, you won't be able to change the domain name of this certificate. This is the reason why you simply won't be able to use your existing certificate if you decide to change your website name. You will eventually need an SSL certificate for your new website domain. You can add a new certificate automatically when you change the website name in Vepp. This process may be different depending on the type of certificate.

Let's Encrypt

If you used a Let's Encrypt certificate:

  1. Vepp will delete the existing certificate if it doesn't fit a new domain anymore.
  2. It will make sure that a new domain is assigned to the website.
  3. Then it will issue a new Let's Encrypt certificate if the domain is assigned to the website.

Existing certificate

If you used a certificate that was issued by a third-party certification authority:

  1. Vepp will disable the existing certificate if it doesn't fit a new domain anymore. The SSL certificate will be hidden and saved in the database.

  2. It will also check all certificates that were added.
  3. Then Vepp will add a certificate that fits if it's there.

Self-signed certificate

If you used a self-signed certificate:

  1. Vepp will delete an existing certificate.
  2. Vepp will make sure that a new domain is not assigned to the website.
  3. Then it will issue a new self-signed certificate if the domain is not assigned to the website.