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 given host company for your domain is the simplest way to forward 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 forth, so if you need to change some of these records, you'll be able to do it via their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain 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 get the DNS records of the domain name you are trying to access. That way the web site you will see will be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain name has at least 2 NS records. There is no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what type a website hosting provider is going to use depends entirely on their preference.
NS Records in Cloud Hosting
If you use a Linux cloud package from our company and you add a new domain name in the account or transfer an existing one from another provider, you will be able to handle its NS records easily using the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain name or even for a number of domains simultaneously with several clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it easy to manage your domain name even if it's the first you've ever registered. It requires only a mouse click to see what name servers a domain address uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to point a domain to the hosting space on our end and with only a few clicks more you are going to even be able to register private name servers for each of the domain addresses that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of each and every company that you want the new NS records to forward to.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The name servers for each and every domain address that is registered through our company may be changed with no more than a few clicks via the sophisticated, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP that comes with all semi-dedicated server plans. It is just as simple to view the current NS records for a given domain name and to check if they're the ones that are needed for the domain address to be pointed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to enable you to handle any domain address with ease even if you have not dealt with such matters before. If you wish, you may even register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not only for the domain address under which they are set up, but also for any other domain that you might want to host within the exact same account. This feature is very handy if you have customers of your own and you want their websites to use your own name servers instead of our default ones. The service is available totally free.