The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, indicate which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given host company for your domain name is the easiest way to forward 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, if you wish to change any one of these records, you will be able to do it through 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 retrieve the DNS records of the domain name you want to access. This way the website that you'll 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 sensible difference between the two prefixes, so which one a web hosting provider is going to use depends completely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain address registered inside a shared hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform is going to take you just seconds. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia CP, you are going to be able to change the name servers not just of one domain name, but even of many domain addresses at a time in case that you intend to point them all to the same webhosting provider. Exactly the same steps will also permit you to point newly transferred domains to our platform as the transfer process does not change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still direct to the old host. If you wish to create private name servers for an Internet domain registered on our end, you'll be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so if you have a company web site, for example, it'll have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for directing any other domain name to the same account also, not just the one they're created for.