The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show 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 most effective way to direct 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 need to modify some of these records, you're going to be able to do it using their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain address show the DNS servers that 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 Internet domain you are trying to access. This way the website you will see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain has at least two NS records. There is no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what type a host company will use depends exclusively on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain address registered within a cloud web hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform is going to take you merely seconds. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia CP, you'll be able to change the name servers not only of a single domain, but even of multiple domains simultaneously when you need to point them all to the same hosting company. Exactly the same steps will also permit you to forward newly transferred domain addresses to our platform since the transfer process is not going to change the name servers automatically and the domains will still redirect to the old host. If you wish to create private name servers for a domain registered on our end, you're going to be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company website, for example, it's going to have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain name to the same account also, besides the one they're created for.