The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific hosting provider for your domain name is the easiest way to direct 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), and so on, so, in case you would like to change some of these records, you are going to be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain show the DNS servers that 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 Internet domain you are trying to access. In this way the website you'll see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain name has at least two NS records. There's no functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a host company will use depends completely on their preference.

NS Records in Website Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain name registered inside a website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform will take you just moments. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia CP, you will be able to change the name servers not just of one domain name, but even of several domains at the same time in case that you want to point them all to the same website hosting provider. Identical steps will also enable you to forward newly transferred domains to our platform since the transfer process is not going to change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still direct to the old host. If you'd like to create private name servers for an Internet domain registered on our end, you're 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 web site, for instance, it will have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for redirecting any other domain name to the same account too, besides the one they're created for.