Learn what NS records are, what's their role and why each and every domain needs them in order to function properly.
The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain address is the simplest way to point 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), etcetera, if you wish to change any of these records, you will be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain name show the DNS servers that 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 domain name you are trying to reach. This way the site you'll see will 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 isn't any sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what type a hosting provider is going to use depends entirely on their preference.
NS Records in Website Hosting
The innovative Hepsia CP, offered with with our website hosting packages, allows you to manage the name servers of any domain name registered through our company with just a few clicks, so even if you have never had a website hosting plan or a domain address before, you won't encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, features a very user-friendly interface and will enable you to edit the NS records of any domain or even a number of domain names simultaneously. Additionally we give you the opportunity to create child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for each and every domain registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - either ours, if you will use the child NS to point 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 direct the domain name to their system. In contrast to other providers, we do not charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.