The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, indicate which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given host company for your domain is the easiest way to point it to their system and all its sub-records are going to 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, so, in case you need to change some of these records, you will be able to do it via their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain point out the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the Internet domain you want to access. That way the website that you're going to see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain name has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any functional difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a hosting provider is going to use depends solely on their preference.
NS Records in Shared Web Hosting
Managing the NS records for any domain address registered in a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform will take you merely moments. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool inside the Hepsia CP, you will be able to change the name servers not only of one domain address, but even of multiple domain names at once in case that you intend to direct them all to the same hosting company. Identical steps will also allow you to forward newly transferred domain names to our platform for the reason that transfer process does not change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still forward to the old host. If you'd like to create private name servers for a domain registered on our end, you'll be able to do that with only a couple of clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company website, for instance, it's going to have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for directing any other domain name to the same account also, besides the one they are created for.