The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, 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 name is the most convenient way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records are going to 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, so if you would like to change any of these records, you're going to be able to do it through their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain reveal the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the domain you are trying to reach. That way the website you will see will be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain address has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a host company is going to use depends only on their preference.
NS Records in Shared Website Hosting
Controlling the NS records for any domain address registered inside a shared website hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform is going to take you merely moments. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia CP, you are going to be able to change the name servers not only of a single domain address, but even of many domain names at the same time if you want to point them all to the same webhosting provider. The exact same steps will also enable you to point newly transferred domain names to our platform since the transfer procedure will not change the name servers automatically and the domains will still point to the old host. If you'd like to set up private name servers for a domain address registered on our end, you'll be able to do that with a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so if you have a company website, for example, it's going to have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for directing any other domain name to the same account also, not just the one they are created for.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register a new domain inside a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you are going to be able to update its NS records as needed without any issues even if you have never had a domain address of your own before. The process takes a couple of mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly administration tool, provided with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have many different domain addresses within the account, you're going to be able to update all of them simultaneously, which could save you a great deal of time and mouse clicks. You can also see with ease the name servers which a domain address uses and if they are the correct ones or not as a way for the domain to be forwarded to the account that you have got on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will also permit you to create private name servers under any domain name registered in the account and use them not only for that domain, but also for every other one that you wish to direct to our cloud platform.