Find out what exactly NS records are and why they're essential for any domain name.
The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, reveal which servers manage 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 direct it to their system and all its sub-records are going to 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 need to edit some of these records, you will be able to do it using their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain point out the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the Internet domain you are trying to reach. In this way the web site you'll see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least two NS records. There is no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what type a host company is going to use depends entirely on their preference.
NS Records in Shared Website Hosting
When you use a shared website hosting plan
from our us and you add a new domain within the account or transfer an existing one from a different company, you will be able to control its NS records with ease through the Hepsia web hosting CP, offered with all shared accounts. You are able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain or even for a group of domain names at the same time with several clicks. This is done via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it easy to control your domain name even if it is the first you've ever registered. It takes merely a mouse click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to point a domain to the hosting space on our end and with only a couple of clicks more you are going to even be able to register private name servers for any of the domains that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of any company that you want the new NS records to direct to.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The name servers for each and every domain address which is registered through us may be changed with no more than a few mouse clicks from the advanced, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all semi-dedicated server
plans. It's just as effortless to view the current NS records for a given domain address and to check if they are the ones that are necessary for the domain address to be pointed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to allow you to manage any domain easily even if you haven't dealt with such matters before. If you would like, you can even register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not just for the domain address under which they are created, but also for any other domain that you'd like to host in the very same account. This option is very useful if you have customers of your own and you wish their sites to use your own name servers rather than our default ones. The service is available free of charge.