The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, indicate which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain address is the most effective way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records will be handled on their end. This includes A (the IP address of the server/website), MX (mail server), TXT (free text), SRV (services), CNAME (forwarding), etc, so, in case you need to modify some of these records, you will be able to do it via their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain point out the DNS servers which 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 site you will see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least two NS records. There isn't any sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a website hosting provider will use depends completely on their preference.
NS Records in Website Hosting
The avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel, included with with our website hosting products, will allow you to manage the name servers of every domain registered through us with only a couple of mouse clicks, so even if you have not had a website hosting plan or a domain name before, you will not encounter any problems. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and will allow you to edit the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domains together. In addition we provide you with the chance to create child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for every single domain registered inside 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 forward the domain name to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you will use the new records to redirect the domain address to their system. Unlike other providers, we don't charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you go for a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to manage the NS records of any domain address registered within it with ease. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is in essence an all-in-one tool where you can handle everything associated with your web presence, provides a very simple and easy-to-use interface. The section where you will find your domains is not an exception, so even if you have never had a domain name and a website hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones won't take you more than a couple of clicks. You'll also be able to see with a glance what name servers every one of your domain names uses right now and if they are the ones needed to forward that domain address to the semi-dedicated account. As an additional feature, we give you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/2.your-domain.com totally free. This will give more credibility to your web site, particularly if it is a business one, and you may use these name servers for every other domain address that you would like to host within the semi-dedicated account as well.