The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, show which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain address is the most convenient way to forward 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), etc, if you need to change any of these records, you'll be able to do it using their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain address point out the DNS servers that 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 domain name you are attempting to reach. In this way the web site that you'll see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain name has at least two NS records. There is absolutely no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider will use depends exclusively on their preference.
NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting
Controlling the NS records for any domain registered in a cloud website hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform will take you only moments. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you're going to be able to change the name servers not only of one domain address, but even of multiple domains at once if you need to forward them all to the same webhosting provider. Exactly the same steps will also enable you to direct newly transferred domains to our platform because the transfer process isn't going to change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still forward to the old host. If you'd like to create private name servers for a domain registered on our end, you're going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company site, for instance, it'll have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain to the same account as well, besides the one they're created for.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you invest in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to manage the NS records of every domain registered in it easily. The Hepsia CP, which is essentially an all-in-one tool for you to deal with everything relevant to your web presence, provides a very simple and user-friendly interface. The section where you will find your domains is not an exception, so even if you haven't had a domain name and a website hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones is not going to take you more than a few clicks. You'll also be able to see with a glance what name servers each and every one of your domain names uses right now and if they're the ones needed to forward that domain name to the semi-dedicated account. As an extra feature, we give you the opportunity to create child name servers dns1/2.your-domain.com at no extra cost. This will give more credibility to your web site, especially if it's a business one, and you can use these name servers for any other domain name which you want to host within the semi-dedicated account as well.