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 given 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 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, if you need to edit any one of these records, you will be able to do it through 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 try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to obtain the DNS records of the Internet domain you want to access. This way the website that you're going to see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain address has at least two NS records. There is absolutely no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a website hosting provider will use depends completely on their preference.
NS Records in Cloud Hosting
Controlling the NS records for any domain address registered in a cloud hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform will take you only moments. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia CP, you'll be able to change the name servers not only of a single domain name, but even of numerous domain names at once whenever you would like to forward them all to the same website hosting provider. The very same steps will also enable you to forward newly transferred domains to our platform since the transfer process is not going to 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 an Internet domain registered on our end, you're going to be able to do that with a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company site, for example, it's going to have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for redirecting any other domain name to the same account as well, not just the one they're created for.
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 difficulties even if you haven't had a domain name of your own before. The process takes several clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, provided with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have many domains inside the account, you're going to be able to update all of them at once, which can save you lots of time and mouse clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers that a domain uses and if they're the correct ones or not for the domain address to be pointed to the account that you've got on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will allow you to set up private name servers under any domain registered inside the account and use them not only for that domain, but also for every other one that you want to point to our cloud platform.