The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific host company for your domain is the most convenient way to direct 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), etcetera, so if you would like to edit any one of these records, you're going to be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain name 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 obtain the DNS records of the Internet domain you are trying to access. In this way the site that you will see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain has at least 2 NS records. There is no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what type a host company will use depends solely on their preference.
NS Records in Website Hosting
If you use a Linux website hosting
from our us and you register a new domain inside the account or transfer an existing one from another company, you are going to be able to manage its NS records with ease using the Hepsia website hosting CP, provided with all shared accounts. You are able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain address or even for a group of domains at a time with several mouse clicks. This is done via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool which is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface is going to make it easy to manage your domain address even if it's the first one you've ever registered. It requires only a click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to forward a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with a few mouse clicks more you'll even be able to register private name servers for any of the domain names that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of each and every provider that you'd like the new NS records to direct to.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The name servers for every single domain name that's registered through us can be changed with no more than a few clicks via the advanced, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP included with all semi-dedicated server
plans. It's just as easy to view the current NS records for a particular domain address and to verify if they're the ones that are needed for the domain name to be pointed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to allow you to control any domain address easily even if you have not dealt with such matters before. If you'd like, you can even register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not just for the domain address under which they are set up, but also for any other domain name that you might want to host in the exact same account. This feature is very useful when you have customers of your own and you would like their websites to use your own name servers in lieu of our default ones. The service is 100 % free.