The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, reveal which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given hosting provider for your domain address is the most convenient way to point 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), and so forth, so if you would like to modify any of these records, you're going to be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain reveal the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to obtain the DNS records of the domain you want to access. That way the website that you'll see will be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a website hosting provider will use depends completely on their preference.
NS Records in Web Hosting
In the event you register a domain name within a web hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to control its name servers with ease. This can be done through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP and with a few clicks you will be able to update the NS records of a single one or even several domain names simultaneously, which can save you time and efforts if you have a large number of domains that you'd like to point to another service provider. You can enter many name servers depending on how many the other company offers you. Furthermore we permit you to set up private name servers for every Internet domain registered through our company and unlike many other companies we don't charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to redirect any other domain name to the hosting platform of the provider whose IPs you have used during the process, so when you use our IPs for example, all domain names included in the account on our end can use these name servers.