The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, point out which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given host company for your domain name is the most effective way to forward 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), etcetera, so if you wish to change any of these records, you're going to be able to do it via their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain show the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the domain name you are trying to access. This way the website you will see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain name has at least 2 NS records. There is absolutely no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a website hosting provider will use depends exclusively on their preference.
NS Records in Shared Web Hosting
When you use a Linux shared web hosting package from our company and you include a new domain name in the account or transfer an existing one from a different company, you will be able to control its NS records easily via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain name or even for several domains at the same time with several mouse clicks. This is done via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool which is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface is going to make it easy to handle your domain address even if it is the first you've ever registered. It takes simply a mouse click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to forward a domain to the hosting space on our end and with only a few clicks more you will even be able to register private name servers for any of the domain names that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of each provider that you would like the new NS records to point to.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
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 required without any troubles even if you have never had a domain address of your own before. The process takes a few mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly administration tool, included with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have many domains in the account, you'll be able to update all of them at once, which will save you a great deal of time and clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers which a domain uses and if they are the right ones or not as a way for the domain address to be pointed to the account that you have got on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will even permit you to create private name servers under any domain name registered inside the account and use them not just for that domain name, but also for any other one that you want to direct to our cloud platform.