The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, point out which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain is the easiest 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), and so on, so, in case you want to edit any one of these records, you'll be able to do it by using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain reveal the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the domain you are trying to access. In this way the website you will see will be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain name has at least two NS records. There's no practical difference between the two prefixes, so which one a website hosting provider is going to use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

If you register a domain name in a cloud hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to manage its name servers effortlessly. This is accomplished via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with just a couple of mouse clicks you will be able to update the NS records of one or even multiple domain addresses at once, which could save you a lot of time and efforts if you have a huge number of domain addresses you want to redirect to a different service provider. You can enter many name servers depending on how many the other company provides you with. We also enable you to create private name servers for every domain registered through our company and unlike many other providers we do not charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to direct any other domain address to the hosting platform of the company whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs in particular, all domain addresses added to the account on our end can use these name servers.