Find out what NS records are and why they're critical for just about any domain.
The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, show which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular host company for your domain name is the most convenient way to forward 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 forth, if you want to modify any of these records, you are going to be able to do it through their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain name point out 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 want to access. That way the site that you'll see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least 2 NS records. There's no practical difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider is going to use depends exclusively on their preference.
NS Records in Hosting
Taking care of the NS records for any domain registered in a hosting
account on our top-notch cloud platform will take you just moments. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you're going to be able to change the name servers not just of a single domain, but even of multiple domain addresses at a time in case that you would like to forward them all to the same webhosting provider. Exactly the same steps will also permit you to forward newly transferred domain names to our platform because the transfer process does not change the name servers automatically and the domains will still direct to the old host. If you need to set up private name servers for a domain name registered on our end, you're going to be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company website, for example, it will have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain to the same account as well, besides the one they are created for.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts are administered via Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with extremely user-friendly interface, which will help you manage your domain names easily even if you have never used a web hosting account or a domain name in the past. Changing the NS records for each and every domain name registered through our company, viewing the current ones and whether they are right or not as to direct that domain address to our cloud hosting platform is also fairly simple and takes only a couple of clicks. You will also be able to register child name servers under any of your domains as a part of the free DNS administration services that we offer with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for each and every domain address you accommodate within the semi-dedicated account, so if you offer services to third-parties and host their web sites, employing this feature will give you more credibility as a business.