Your server’s name is a unique string that forms the first subdomain portion of its fully qualified domain name (a.k.a. its hostname). You will use this hostname to connect to your databases and to manage your server (using the Management Portal over HTTPS). These addresses always take the following form:
Where alphanumxx is your server’s 10-character name.
The autogenerated name given to your server cannot be changed. However, there is a simple workaround if you don’t want to have to live with it (on your local network, at least), although it could be argued that using an unusual server name offers a modicum of security (via obfuscation). Using SQL Server ...