Naming your Plex Media Server

You can name your own Plex Media Server using your own custom title. Learn how to set a unique name using a Web Browser or CLI.

Updated over a week ago

By default, your Plex Media Server will use the IP of your seedbox as the name to identify itself. Although, it doesn't have to stay this way. If you want to change it to something more personal, Plex provides two ways to make this possible!

Method A - Web Browser 🌐

Step #1

Using any Web Browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, or Opera, log into your Plex Media Server using the link on your Services Page.

Step #2

Once you have successfully logged in click, Settings >> General >> enter custom name >> Save Changes

That's it!! You have successfully renamed your Plex Media Server!! 🎯


After I rebooted my seedbox, the name returned to the default name...

If your media server name has returned to the default name, you can use CLI to manually set the Plex .xml file to your custom name, and it will be saved that way 🙂

Method B - CLI 💻

Step #1

Log into your seedbox using SSH. Once you have logged in, you can use this command to edit the .XML file

sudo nano /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application\ Support/Plex\ Media\ Server/Preferences.xml

Step #2

Make the necessary edits then save the document and exit.

Step #3

Restart Plex Media Server easily using seedbox-cp

or run

sudo systemctl restart plexmediaserver.service

Alternatively, you can use your VPS Control Panel using the credentials provided on your Services Page

I don't know what to do next...

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