The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific host company for your domain address is the easiest way to forward 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), etcetera, so, in case you wish to change any one of these records, you're going to be able to do it by using their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain name 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 attempting to access. This way the web site you will see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least two NS records. There isn't any functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider will use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

If you use a Linux shared hosting package from our company and you include a new domain in the account or transfer an existing one from another provider, you are going to be able to manage its NS records easily through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all shared accounts. You'll be able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain address or even for many domain addresses at the same time with several clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that's a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it simple to control your domain address even if it is the first you have ever registered. It requires merely a mouse click to see what name servers a domain name uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to forward a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with only a few mouse clicks more you are going to even be able to register private name servers for each of the domains that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of each and every company that you would like the new NS records to point to.