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 specific host company for your domain is the most convenient 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), etcetera, so if you would like to edit any one of these records, you're going to be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain name point out the DNS servers which are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to obtain the DNS records of the Internet domain you are trying to access. In this way the site that you will see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain has at least 2 NS records. There is no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what type a host company will use depends solely on their preference.
NS Records in Website Hosting
If you use a Linux website hosting from our us and you register a new domain inside the account or transfer an existing one from another company, you are going to be able to manage its NS records with ease using the Hepsia website hosting CP, provided with all shared accounts. You are able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain address or even for a group of domains at a time with several mouse clicks. This is done via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool which is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface is going to make it easy to manage your domain address even if it's the first one you've ever registered. It requires only a click to see what name servers a domain 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 a few mouse clicks more you'll even be able to register private name servers for any of the domain names that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of each and every provider that you'd like the new NS records to direct to.