The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, indicate which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific host company for your domain name is the simplest way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records will be handled on their end. This includes A (the IP address of the server/website), MX (mail server), TXT (free text), SRV (services), CNAME (forwarding), etcetera, if you would like to edit any of these records, you are going to be able to do it by using their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain name show the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the domain you want to access. This way the website you will see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain name has at least 2 NS records. There's no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a hosting provider will use depends exclusively on their preference.

NS Records in Website Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain registered within a website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform will take you merely seconds. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia CP, you will be able to change the name servers not only of a single domain, but even of multiple domain addresses at once when you intend to point them all to the same webhosting provider. Exactly the same steps will also permit you to point newly transferred domains to our platform since the transfer process doesn't change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still point to the old host. If you would like to set up private name servers for a domain address registered on our end, you are going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company website, for example, it will have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for redirecting any other domain address to the same account also, not only the one they are created for.