The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, indicate which servers handle 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 direct it to their system and all its sub-records are going to 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), and so on, so if you want to edit some of these records, you are going to be able to do it through their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain address reveal 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 attempting to reach. In this way the website you'll see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain name has at least 2 NS records. There is absolutely no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what type a hosting provider will use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Web Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain address registered in a web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform will take you merely seconds. Through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia CP, you'll be able to change the name servers not only of one domain, but even of many domain names at a time when you need to direct them all to the same hosting company. The very same steps will also enable you to point newly transferred domain addresses to our platform as the transfer process does not change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still forward to the old host. If you wish to create private name servers for a domain name registered on our end, you are going to be able to do that with a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so if you have a company site, for instance, it will have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain address to the same account too, besides the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are managed through Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with incredibly user-friendly interface, which will permit you to control your domain names with ease even when you have not used a web hosting account or a domain up to now. Changing the NS records for each and every domain registered through our company, viewing the current ones and whether they are correct or not as to direct that domain name to our cloud hosting platform is also quite easy and takes as little as a couple of clicks. You will also be able to register child name servers under any of your domain names as a part of the free DNS control services which we offer with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for any domain name which you accommodate in the semi-dedicated account, so if you provide services to third-parties and host their websites, employing this feature is going to give you much more credibility as a business.