The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, reveal which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific hosting provider for your domain address is the most convenient way to forward 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), etc, so if you wish to edit any of these records, you are going to be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain reveal the DNS servers which are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the domain name you want to reach. That way the site that you will see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain name has at least two NS records. There is absolutely no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a website hosting provider will use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

When you use a Linux cloud hosting package from our company and you add a new domain inside the account or transfer an existing one from another company, you will be able to manage its NS records effortlessly through the Hepsia web hosting CP, which comes 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 several domain addresses at once with several clicks. This is done via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that's a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface is going to make it easy to control your domain address even if it is the first one you have ever registered. It requires just a mouse click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to point a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with only a couple of clicks more you'll even be able to register private name servers for any of the domain names that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of every company that you want the new NS records to forward to.