See what NS records are, what's their objective and why every domain needs them to function efficiently.
The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, show which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific host company for your domain is the most convenient 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), etcetera, so, in case you would like to edit some of these records, you'll be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain address reveal the DNS servers which 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 want to access. In this way the site you'll see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain name has at least 2 NS records. There is no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so which one a web hosting provider is going to use depends exclusively on their preference.
NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The innovative Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud web hosting
packages, allows you to control the name servers of any domain name registered through us with simply a couple of clicks, so even if you have not had a web hosting plan or a domain address before, you'll not encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, comes with a very user-friendly interface and will permit you to change the NS records of any domain or even a number of domains simultaneously. We also give you the chance to create child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for each and every domain registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a pair of IPs - either ours, if you will use the child NS to direct the domain address to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you will use the new records to redirect the domain address to their system. Unlike other providers, we do not charge additional for providing this additional DNS management service.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you register a new domain address inside a semi-dedicated server
account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you will be able to update its NS records as required without any problems even if you have never had a domain of your own before. The process takes several mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, which comes with our semi-dedicated plans. If you have a number of domain addresses within the account, you'll be able to update all of them at once, which can save you quite a lot of time and clicks. Additionally you can see with ease the name servers which a domain address uses and if they're the proper ones or not as a way for the domain name to be directed to the account that you have on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will even permit you to set up private name servers under any domain registered in the account and use them not only for that domain name, but also for every other one that you wish to point to our cloud platform.