What is the difference between computer name and user name? A computer name in windows is just a name of computer like you name anything. However a a full computer name is fully qualified domain name used in troubleshooting process of network.
Is hostname and machine name the same? Machine Name is the NetBIOS name of your computer and is used by the Windows Browser Service. The Hostname is the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) used by DNS.
What is my IP address or hostname? First, click on your Start Menu and type cmd in the search box and press enter. A black and white window will open where you will type ipconfig /all and press enter. There is a space between the command ipconfig and the switch of /all. Your ip address will be the IPv4 address.
What is your hostname? The hostname is what a device is called on a network. Alternative terms for this are computer name and site name. The hostname is used to distinguish devices within a local network. In addition, computers can be found by others through the hostname, which enables data exchange within a network, for example.