The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, reveal which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given hosting provider for your domain is the most effective way to forward 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), and so on, if you wish to change any one of these records, you'll be able to do it through their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain address 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 retrieve the DNS records of the domain you are trying to reach. That way the web site you will see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain address has at least two NS records. There isn't any functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a web hosting provider is going to use depends entirely on their preference.
NS Records in Cloud Hosting
Taking care of the NS records for any domain registered in a cloud hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform will take you only moments. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool inside the Hepsia CP, you are going to be able to change the name servers not just of a single domain address, but even of several domains at once whenever you intend to point them all to the same webhosting provider. Exactly the same steps will also enable you to point newly transferred domain names to our platform for the reason that transfer process does not change the name servers automatically and the domains will still forward to the old host. If you would like to set up private name servers for a domain name registered on our end, you are going to be able to do that with a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so when you have a company web site, for example, it'll have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for redirecting any other domain address to the same account as well, besides the one they're created for.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts are administered via Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with very user-friendly interface, that will permit you to control your domain addresses easily even when you have not used a web hosting account or a domain before. Changing the NS records for each domain address registered through our company, viewing the existing ones and whether they are accurate or not as to point that domain name to our cloud hosting platform is also quite simple and takes as little as a couple of clicks. You will also be able to register child name servers under every one of your domain names as an element of the free DNS administration services we offer with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for each and every domain you accommodate inside the semi-dedicated account, so if you offer services to third-parties and host their sites, employing this feature will give you more credibility as a business.