The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific hosting provider for your domain name is the simplest way to point it to their system and all its sub-records are going to 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), etc, so if you wish to edit any one of these records, you are going to be able to do it via 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 obtain the DNS records of the domain you are attempting to access. In this way the web site you'll see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any functional difference between the two prefixes, so what type a hosting provider will use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

When you use a Linux cloud plan from our company and you include a new domain address within the account or transfer an existing one from another provider, you'll be able to control its NS records effortlessly through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain address or even for many domain addresses at the same time with several clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that 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 you have ever registered. It takes just a mouse click to see what name servers a domain name uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to point a domain 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 of the domains that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of each and every company that you want the new NS records to direct to.