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 specific host company for your domain is the most convenient way to forward it to their system and all its sub-records will 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), and so on, so if you want to modify some of these records, you're going to be able to do it through their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain name show the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to obtain the DNS records of the domain you are attempting to access. In this way the web site that you will see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least 2 NS records. There's no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a host company is going to use depends completely on their preference.
NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting
When you use a Linux cloud website hosting from our company and you include a new domain within the account or transfer an existing one from another provider, you will be able to control its NS records with ease via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain address or even for a group of domains at once 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 handle your domain even if it's the first one you have ever registered. It requires simply a mouse click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to forward a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with a few mouse clicks more you are going to even be able to register private name servers for any one of the domain addresses that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of every provider that you want the new NS records to direct to.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register a new domain within a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you'll be able to update its NS records as needed without any issues even if you haven't had a domain address of your own before. The process takes several clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, provided with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have several domain names in the account, you'll be able to update all of them simultaneously, which will save you a great deal of time and clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers that a domain address uses and if they're the proper ones or not for the domain address to be forwarded to the account which you have on our innovative cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will enable you to create private name servers under any domain name registered inside the account and use them not just for that domain address, but also for every other one that you intend to point to our cloud platform.