The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, indicate which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain name is the simplest 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, so if you wish to edit any of these records, you'll be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain 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 retrieve the DNS records of the Internet domain you are trying to access. In this way the website you'll see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers typically 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 type a hosting provider will use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The innovative Hepsia Control Panel, included with with our cloud web hosting plans, will enable you to take care of the name servers of each and every domain address registered through us with simply a couple of clicks, so even though you may have not had a web hosting plan or a domain name before, you won't encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and it will permit you to edit the NS records of any domain or even a number of domain addresses together. We also provide you with the opportunity to set up child name servers and for any domain 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 point the domain address to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you'll use the new records to forward the domain address to their system. Different from other providers, we don't charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.