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 specific hosting provider for your domain address is the most convenient 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), and so on, so if you wish to modify any one of these records, you're going to be able to do it through their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain show the DNS servers that 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 you want to access. This way the web site that you will see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain address has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any practical difference between the two prefixes, so which one a host company will use depends exclusively on their preference.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you register a new domain inside a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you will be able to update its NS records as needed without any issues even if you haven't had a domain of your own before. The process takes a few mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly administration tool, included with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have many different domains inside the account, you're going to be able to update all of them at the same time, which can save you quite a lot of time and clicks. Additionally you can see with ease the name servers that a domain address uses and if they're the right ones or not as a way for the domain to be forwarded to the account that you've got on our innovative cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will also allow you to set up private name servers under any domain address registered within the account and use them not just for that domain address, but also for every other one that you want to point to our cloud platform.