The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, point out which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given host company for your domain address is the most convenient way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records will be managed on their end. This includes A (the IP address of the server/website), MX (mail server), TXT (free text), SRV (services), CNAME (forwarding), and so on, so, in case you would like to edit any of these records, you are going to be able to do it using their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain show the DNS servers which are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the domain name you are attempting to reach. This way the site you will see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any practical difference between the two prefixes, so what type a website hosting provider is going to use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use a cloud website hosting from our company and you include a new domain address within the account or transfer an existing one from a different provider, you're going to be able to manage its NS records easily through the Hepsia website hosting CP, offered with all shared accounts. You are able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain name or even for a number of domain names at once with several mouse clicks. This is done via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it easy to control your domain address even if it is the first you have ever registered. It takes just a mouse click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to forward a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with only a couple of mouse clicks more you are going to even be able to register private name servers for each of the domain addresses that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of each company that you want the new NS records to point to.