The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, reveal which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular 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 if you need to change any one of these records, you are going to be able to do it through their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain address reveal 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 domain name you are trying to access. That way the site that you're going to see will be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain name has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any functional difference between the two prefixes, so what type a hosting provider will use depends exclusively on their preference.
NS Records in Cloud Hosting
If you register a domain name inside a cloud hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to manage its name servers without difficulty. This can be done using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP and with just a few mouse clicks you'll be able to update the NS records of one or even several domain addresses at the same time, which can save you considerable time and efforts when you have a lot of domains that you would like to point to another provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other provider gives you. We allow you to create private name servers for any Internet domain registered through our company and unlike many other providers we do not charge anything extra for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to point any other domain address to the hosting platform of the company whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so each time you use our IPs for instance, all domain addresses added to the account on our end can use these name servers.