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 host company for your domain name is the simplest way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records are going to 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, in case you want to edit any one of these records, you're going to be able to do it by using their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain address reveal the DNS servers which are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the Internet domain you want to access. That way the website that you'll see will 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 two NS records. There isn't any sensible difference between the two prefixes, so which one a host company will use depends entirely on their preference.
NS Records in Shared Hosting
The outstanding Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting
plans, will allow you to deal with the name servers of each domain address registered through us with simply a few mouse clicks, so even when you have never had a hosting plan or a domain name before, you will not encounter any troubles. 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 address or even a number of domains simultaneously. In addition we provide you with the ability to create child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for every single domain registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - either ours, if you are going to use the child NS to forward the domain name to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you'll use the new records to redirect the domain name to their system. In contrast to other providers, we do not charge additional for providing this additional DNS management service.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you register a new domain in a semi-dedicated server
account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you'll be able to update its NS records as required without any difficulties even if you have never had a domain address of your own before. The process takes a few mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, which comes with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have multiple domain addresses inside the account, you'll be able to update all of them simultaneously, which can save you lots of time and clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers which a domain address uses and if they are the correct ones or not for the domain to be directed to the account that you have got on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will allow you to set up private name servers under any domain registered inside the account and use them not only for that domain address, but also for any other one that you want to point to our cloud platform.