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Document and recommend `default_server_name`

This the recommended way to define a default server (instead of the existing HS
and IS URL options). It will use `.well-known` discovery to find the URLs.

See https://github.com/vector-im/riot-web/issues/8763.
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You can configure the app by copying `config.sample.json` to
`config.json` and customising it:
For a good example, see https://riot.im/develop/config.json
1. `default_hs_url` is the default homeserver url.
1. `default_is_url` is the default identity server url (this is the server used
for verifying third party identifiers like email addresses). If this is blank,
registering with an email address, adding an email address to your account,
or inviting users via email address will not work. Matrix identity servers are
very simple web services which map third party identifiers (currently only email
addresses) to matrix IDs: see http://matrix.org/docs/spec/identity_service/unstable.html
for more details. Currently the only public matrix identity servers are https://matrix.org
and https://vector.im. In future identity servers will be decentralised.
For a good example, see https://riot.im/develop/config.json.
1. `default_server_name` sets the default server name to use for authentication.
This will trigger Riot to ask
`https://<server_name>/.well-known/matrix/client` for the homeserver and
identity server URLs to use. This is the recommended approach for setting a
default server. However, it is also possible to use the following to directly
configure each of the URLs:
* `default_hs_url` sets the default homeserver URL.
* `default_is_url` sets the default identity server URL (this is the server used
for verifying third party identifiers like email addresses). If this is blank,
registering with an email address, adding an email address to your account,
or inviting users via email address will not work. Matrix identity servers are
very simple web services which map third party identifiers (currently only email
addresses) to matrix IDs: see http://matrix.org/docs/spec/identity_service/unstable.html
for more details. Currently the only public matrix identity servers are https://matrix.org
and https://vector.im. In the future, identity servers will be decentralised.
* Riot will report an error if you accidentally configure both `default_server_name` _and_ `default_hs_url` since it's unclear which should take priority.
1. `features`: Lookup of optional features that may be `enable`d, `disable`d, or exposed to the user
in the `labs` section of settings. The available optional experimental features vary from
release to release.

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