The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, show 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 simplest way to direct 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), etcetera, so, in case you would like to edit any one of these records, you will be able to do it via their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain name point out the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the domain name you want to reach. That way the web site you'll see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least two NS records. There is no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so which one a web hosting provider is going to use depends completely on their preference.
NS Records in Cloud Hosting
In case you register a domain name in a cloud hosting account from our company, you're going to be able to control its name servers easily. This can be done via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP and with a few clicks you'll be able to update the NS records of one or even multiple domains at a time, which can save you time and efforts in case you have a huge number of domain names that you'd like to point to a different provider. You can enter numerous name servers depending on how many the other provider provides you with. We also allow you to set up private name servers for any Internet domain registered using our company and in contrast to many other providers we do not charge anything additional for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to direct any other domain name to the hosting platform of the provider whose IPs you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs for instance, all domain names included in the account on our end can use these name servers.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you go for a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to handle the NS records of every domain address registered in it effortlessly. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is basically an all-in-one tool where you can control everything related to your web presence, comes with a very simple and user-friendly interface. The section where you will find all your domains is not an exception, so even if you haven't had a domain and a web hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones won't take you more than a couple of clicks. You will also be able to see with a glance what name servers every one of your domain addresses uses right now and if they are the ones required to point that domain address to the semi-dedicated account. As an added feature, we give you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/ 100% free. This will give more credibility to your site, particularly if it's a business one, and you may use these name servers for every other domain which you want to host inside the semi-dedicated account as well.