The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, indicate 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 simplest way to forward it to their system and all its sub-records will be handled 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 edit any one of these records, you're going to be able to do it by using their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain point out 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 attempting to reach. This way the web site you will see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain 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 entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Web Hosting

Taking care of the NS records for any domain name registered in a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform is going to take you only seconds. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, you're going to be able to change the name servers not only of one domain name, but even of numerous domain addresses simultaneously if you would like to forward them all to the same hosting provider. Exactly the same steps will also enable you to forward newly transferred domain addresses to our platform given that the transfer procedure will not change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still direct to the old host. If you need to create private name servers for a domain name registered on our end, you are going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so if you decide to have a company site, as an example, it'll have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain address to the same account as well, besides the one they are created for.