What are NS records? Why are they essential for your domain?
The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, point out 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 most effective way to direct 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), etcetera, so, in case you would like to change 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 point out the DNS servers which 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 domain name you are trying to reach. This way the web site you will see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain name has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any functional difference between the two prefixes, so what type a host company is going to use depends solely on their preference.
NS Records in Web Hosting
The outstanding Hepsia CP, included with with our web hosting
packages, will enable you to control the name servers of any domain registered through us with just a few mouse clicks, so even when you have not had a website hosting plan or a domain name before, you'll not encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and it'll allow you to change the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domain names simultaneously. We also offer you the ability to create child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for each domain registered in the account just as easily and all you need for that is a pair of IP addresses - either ours, if you'll 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'll use the new records to redirect the domain address to their system. In contrast to other companies, we don't charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts are administered through Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with incredibly user-friendly interface, that will enable you to control your domain addresses easily even if you have not used a web hosting account or a domain address before. Changing the NS records for any domain registered with our company, viewing the existing ones and whether they are right or not as to forward that domain name to our cloud hosting platform is also quite easy and takes as little as a few clicks. You're also going to be able to register child name servers under each and every one of your domain names as an element of the free DNS administration services that we provide with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for every domain name that you accommodate inside the semi-dedicated account, so if you provide services to third-parties and host their sites, employing this feature is going to give you much more credibility as a business.