The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain is the most convenient way to point it to their system and all its sub-records will 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), and so on, if you need to modify any of these records, you're going to be able to do it via their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain show 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 Internet domain you are trying to reach. That way the site that you'll see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain address has at least 2 NS records. There is absolutely no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what type a web hosting provider will use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Hosting

The avant-garde Hepsia CP, which comes with our hosting products, will permit you to deal with the name servers of every single domain address registered through our company with only a couple of mouse clicks, so even if you have not had a web hosting plan or a domain name before, you will not encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, features a very user-friendly interface and it will enable you to change the NS records of any domain or even a number of domains together. Additionally we offer you the chance to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for each and every domain registered inside the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - either ours, if you are going to use the child NS to point the domain name to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you'll use the new records to redirect the domain address to their system. Different from other companies, we don't charge additional for providing this additional DNS management service.