The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers manage 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 forward 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), etc, if you would like to modify any one of these records, you'll be able to do it using their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain point out 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 Internet domain you are trying to access. That way the web site you will see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain has at least 2 NS records. There is no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so which one a website hosting provider is going to use depends completely on their preference.

NS Records in Web Hosting

The outstanding Hepsia CP, included with with our web hosting products, will permit you to handle the name servers of each and every domain address registered through us with only a couple of mouse clicks, so even though you may have not had a website hosting plan or a domain address before, you'll not encounter any issues. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, features a very user-friendly interface and it will allow you to edit the NS records of any domain or even a number of domain names together. In addition we offer you the chance to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for each and every domain address registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a pair of IP addresses - either ours, if you are going to use the child NS to direct the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you will use the new records to direct the domain name to their system. In contrast to other companies, we don't charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.