The Name Servers of a domain name show the DNS servers that manage its DNS records. The IP of the website (A record), the mail server that takes care of the e-mails for a domain address (MX records), any text record in free form (TXT record), forwarding (CNAME record) etc are obtained from the DNS servers of the web hosting company and for any domain to be using them and to be pointed to their hosting platform, it should have their name servers, or NS records. If you wish to open a site, for example, and you type in the URL, the web browser connects to a DNS server, which keeps the NS records for the domain name and the request is then forwarded to the DNS servers of the hosting company where the A record of the site is retrieved, enabling you to look at the content from the correct location. Normally a domain name has 2 name servers that start with NS or DNS as a prefix and the contrast between the two is simply visual.
NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The outstanding Hepsia CP, which comes with our cloud website hosting packages, will permit you to take care of the name servers of every domain name registered through our company with simply a few mouse clicks, so even when you haven't had a website hosting plan or a domain before, you will not encounter any troubles. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, comes with a very user-friendly interface and will enable you to change the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domains together. In addition we provide you with the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for each domain registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a pair of IPs - either ours, if you are going to use the child NS to forward the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you'll use the new records to forward the domain address to their system. In contrast to other providers, we do not charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.