The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, indicate which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain is the easiest way to direct 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), etcetera, if you wish to change any one of these records, you're going to be able to do it by using their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain name show 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 domain name you are trying to access. That way the site you'll see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least 2 NS records. There is no practical difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider is going to use depends exclusively on their preference.
NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud website hosting products, will permit you to handle the name servers of any domain name registered through our company with only a few mouse clicks, so even if you have never had a website hosting plan or a domain address before, you simply won't encounter any problems. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and will enable you to edit the NS records of any domain or even a number of domains all at once. We offer you the ability to create child name servers and for every domain address registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a pair of IPs - either ours, if you'll 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 direct the domain name to their system. In contrast to other providers, we don't charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register a new domain name in a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you're going to be able to update its NS records as required without any troubles even if you haven't had a domain of your own before. The process takes a couple of clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, provided with our semi-dedicated plans. If you have several domains within the account, you are going to be able to update all of them at the same time, which can save you lots of time and mouse clicks. You can also see with ease the name servers that a domain address uses and if they are the correct ones or not for the domain address to be forwarded to the account that you have on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will also allow you to create private name servers under any domain registered inside the account and use them not only for that domain address, but also for every other one that you intend to point to our cloud platform.