Find out exactly what NS records are and why they are crucial for virtually every domain name.
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 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), and so on, so if you wish to edit any one of these records, you will 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 attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the Internet domain you are trying to access. That way the site you'll see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain name has at least 2 NS records. There's no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider is going to use depends only on their preference.
NS Records in Shared Hosting
The innovative Hepsia CP, included with with our shared hosting
products, will permit you to control the name servers of every single domain address registered through us with simply a couple of clicks, so even if you have not had a hosting plan or a domain address before, you won't encounter any problems. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, features a very user-friendly interface and it will allow you to edit the NS records of any domain or even a number of domain names together. We provide you with the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for every domain registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IPs - either ours, if you will use the child NS to point the domain address 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 companies, we do not charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register a new domain name in a semi-dedicated server
account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you are going to be able to update its NS records as required without any troubles even if you haven't had a domain address of your own before. The process takes several clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, which comes with our semi-dedicated plans. If you have many domain names in the account, you will be able to update all of them at the same time, which will save you a lot of time and mouse clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers which a domain name uses and if they are the proper ones or not for the domain address to be directed to the account which you have on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will even allow you to set up private name servers under any domain address 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.