The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, indicate which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain address is the simplest way to point it to their system and all its sub-records will 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), etc, so if you want to modify some of these records, you will be able to do it through their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain name show the DNS servers which 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 domain you are attempting to reach. This way the website that you'll see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain name has at least 2 NS records. There's no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a hosting provider will use depends completely on their preference.
NS Records in Website Hosting
The avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our website hosting packages, will permit you to manage the name servers of every single domain address registered through us with simply a couple of mouse clicks, so even if you have never had a hosting plan or a domain name before, you will not encounter any problems. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, comes with a very user-friendly interface and it will permit you to change the NS records of any domain or even a number of domains together. We also provide you with the ability to create child name servers and for every domain name registered inside the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - either ours, if you will use the child NS to direct the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you will use the new records to point the domain to their system. In contrast to other companies, we don't charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you register a new domain address within a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you will be able to update its NS records as required without any issues even if you haven't had a domain address of your own before. The process takes a few mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly administration tool, which comes with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have multiple domains in the account, you are going to be able to update all of them simultaneously, which will save you quite a lot of time and mouse clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers which a domain uses and if they're the right ones or not as a way for the domain name to be directed to the account that you have got on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will permit you to create private name servers under any domain address registered within the account and use them not only for that domain address, but also for every other one that you would like to direct to our cloud platform.