The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, point out which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given host company for your domain address is the simplest way to forward it to their system and all its sub-records are going to be taken care of 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 would like to modify some of these records, you're going to be able to do it through their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain address show the DNS servers which are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the domain you want to reach. This way the website that 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 two NS records. There isn't any functional difference between the two prefixes, so what type a web hosting provider is going to use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

When you use a Linux cloud package from our us and you include a new domain name in the account or transfer an existing one from a different company, you are going to be able to manage its NS records effortlessly via the Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all shared accounts. You'll be able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain or even for a group of domains at the same time with several mouse clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool which is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface is going to make it simple to manage your domain name even if it is the first one you've ever registered. It requires only a click to see what name servers a domain address uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to direct a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with a few clicks more you'll even be able to register private name servers for any one of the domain addresses that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of each company that you'd like the new NS records to point to.