The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific hosting provider for your domain name is the most effective way to point it to their system and all its sub-records will be taken care of 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 want to edit any of these records, you will be able to do it via their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain name 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 obtain the DNS records of the Internet domain you want to reach. In this way the website that you'll see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain address has at least two NS records. There's no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what type a website hosting provider will use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The outstanding Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud web hosting products, will permit you to handle the name servers of each and every domain address registered through our company with only a couple of mouse clicks, so even if you have never had a hosting plan or a domain before, you won't encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and will permit you to change the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domain names simultaneously. We give you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for every domain name registered in the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - either ours, if you are going to use the child NS to direct the domain name to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you'll use the new records to redirect the domain address to their system. Unlike other providers, we don't charge additional for providing this additional DNS management service.