The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, reveal which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular host company for your domain is the simplest way to forward 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 forth, if you wish to modify some of these records, you'll be able to do it by using their system. To put it differently, 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 obtain the DNS records of the domain name you are attempting to reach. That way the site that you'll see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a web hosting provider is going to use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you use a Linux cloud web hosting package from our us and you add a new domain name inside the account or transfer an existing one from another provider, you're going to be able to manage its NS records with ease using the Hepsia hosting CP, provided 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 addresses simultaneously with several mouse clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that's a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it easy to handle your domain name even if it's the first you have ever registered. It requires only a mouse click to see what name servers a domain address uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to direct a domain to the hosting space on our end and with only a few clicks more you will even be able to register private name servers for any of the domains that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of each and every provider that you would like the new NS records to point to.