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 simplest way to forward 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 need to edit any of these records, you're going to be able to do it via their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain 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 obtain the DNS records of the domain you are attempting to reach. In this way the web site that you will see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain has at least 2 NS records. There is absolutely no functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a website hosting provider will use depends only on their preference.
NS Records in Cloud Hosting
The outstanding Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our cloud hosting products, will allow you to handle the name servers of each domain address registered through our company with just a couple of clicks, so even when you haven't had a hosting plan or a domain address before, you simply won't encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, features a very user-friendly interface and will allow you to modify the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domain names all at once. Additionally we offer you the chance to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for 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'll use the child NS to forward 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 point the domain to their system. In contrast to other companies, we do not charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.