The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, reveal which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given hosting provider for your domain is the easiest way to point it to their system and all its sub-records are going to 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, so, in case you wish to edit any one of these records, you'll be able to do it through their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain name reveal the DNS servers that 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. This way the web site that you will see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain address has at least 2 NS records. There's 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 Cloud Web Hosting

The outstanding Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud web hosting plans, will enable you to manage the name servers of any domain registered through us with just a few mouse clicks, so even if you haven't had a web hosting plan or a domain before, you simply won't encounter any issues. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, comes with a very user-friendly interface and will permit you to change the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domain addresses together. We provide you with the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for each domain name 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 forward the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you will use the new records to redirect the domain name to their system. In contrast to other providers, we do not charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.