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 particular hosting provider for your domain address is the most convenient way to point 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 change any one of these records, you will be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain address 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 retrieve the DNS records of the Internet domain you are attempting to access. That way the website that you will see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain has at least 2 NS records. There is no functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a host company is going to use depends only on their preference.
NS Records in Shared Hosting
If you use a Linux shared package from our company and you add a new domain address in the account or transfer an existing one from another company, you'll be able to control its NS records with ease via the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, offered with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain name or even for a group of domains at once with several mouse clicks. This is done via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that's a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it easy to handle your domain name even if it's the first you have ever registered. It requires simply a click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to point a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with only a couple of mouse clicks more you'll even be able to register private name servers for any of the domain addresses that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of any provider that you'd like the new NS records to forward to.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server accounts are handled through Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with extremely user-friendly interface, that will allow you to manage your domains without difficulty even if you haven't used a hosting account or a domain before. Changing the NS records for each domain registered with our company, viewing the current ones and whether they are right or not as to forward that domain name to our cloud hosting platform is also very simple and requires as little as a few mouse clicks. You'll also be able to register child name servers under every one of your domain addresses as an element of the free DNS control services which we provide 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 within the semi-dedicated account, so if you offer services to third-parties and host their web sites, using this feature is going to give you a lot more credibility as a business.