The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, indicate which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular host company for your domain address is the easiest way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records will 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), and so on, so if you wish to edit any of these records, you'll be able to do it through their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain name reveal the DNS servers which are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to obtain the DNS records of the domain you are attempting to reach. In this way the website that you will see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least two NS records. There is no practical difference between the two prefixes, so which one a web hosting provider is going to use depends exclusively on their preference.
NS Records in Hosting
If you use a Linux hosting from our company and you include a new domain name inside the account or transfer an existing one from a different company, you're going to be able to manage its NS records with ease using the Hepsia website hosting CP, provided with all shared accounts. You are able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain or even for many domain addresses simultaneously with several mouse clicks. This is done using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool which is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it easy to handle your domain even if it's the first you've ever registered. It takes just a mouse click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to direct a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with only a few clicks more you are going to even be able to register private name servers for each of the domain addresses that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of any company that you'd like the new NS records to direct to.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The name servers for each domain address that is registered through our company may be changed with no more than a few clicks through the advanced, although easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It is just as easy to view the current NS records for a particular domain and to determine if they're 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 enable you to control any domain effortlessly even if you haven't dealt with such matters before. If you'd like, you may even register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not only for the domain name under which they're created, but also for any other domain that you might want to host inside the exact same account. This option is very handy when you have customers of your own and you wish their websites to use your own name servers rather than our default ones. The service is totally free.