The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, show which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular host company for your domain address is the most effective way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records will 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 forth, so if you would like to edit some of these records, you'll be able to do it via their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain name point out the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt 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 site that you will see will be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain name has at least two NS records. There's no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a website hosting provider is going to use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain name registered in a cloud web hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform will take you only moments. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to change the name servers not just of one domain name, but even of numerous domains simultaneously whenever you need to direct them all to the same webhosting provider. The very same steps will also allow you to forward newly transferred domains to our platform since the transfer procedure doesn't change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still direct to the old host. If you need to set up private name servers for a domain name registered on our end, you will be able to do that with a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so when you have a company website, as an example, it will have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for pointing any other domain to the same account also, besides the one they are created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for every domain address that's registered through us can be changed with no more than a few clicks from the advanced, although easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all semi-dedicated server plans. It's just as simple to view the current NS records for a specific domain address and to check if they're the ones that are necessary for the domain name to be forwarded to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to enable you to control any domain address with ease even if you haven't dealt with such matters before. If you wish, you can even register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not only for the domain name under which they are set up, but also for any other domain address that you'd like to host within the very same account. This option is very handy if you have customers of your own and you would like their websites to use your own name servers in lieu of our default ones. The service is available totally free.