The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, indicate which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific hosting provider for your domain is the simplest way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records are going to be taken care of on their end. This includes A (the IP address of the server/website), MX (mail server), TXT (free text), SRV (services), CNAME (forwarding), etc, so if you would like to modify any of these records, you are going to be able to do it via their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain address show 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. In this way the web site you'll see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least two NS records. There is absolutely no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what type a host company will use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are handled via Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with incredibly user-friendly interface, that will help you handle your domains without difficulty even if you have not used a hosting account or a domain address up to now. Changing the NS records for each and every domain name registered using our company, viewing the current ones and whether they are right or not as to forward that domain to our cloud hosting platform is also very simple and requires just several clicks. You are also going to be able to register child name servers under any of your domain names as a part of the free DNS control 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 address which you accommodate within the semi-dedicated account, so if you offer services to third-parties and host their websites, using this feature will give you more credibility as a business.