The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, indicate which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific hosting provider for your domain name is the most effective way to point 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), etcetera, so, in case you would like to modify any of these records, you will be able to do it via their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain show the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the domain name you are trying to access. That way the website that you're going to see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least 2 NS records. There is no practical difference between the two prefixes, so which one a website hosting provider will use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Website Hosting

If you register a domain name within a website hosting account from our company, you'll be able to take care of its name servers easily. This is accomplished through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with just a couple of mouse clicks you will be able to update the NS records of a single one or even several domain names at the same time, which can save you a lot of time and efforts when you have a lot of domain names you want to forward to another service provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other company offers you. Additionally we enable you to set up private name servers for any Internet domain registered using our company and in contrast to many other companies we do not charge anything more for this service. The new NS records can be used to direct any other domain address to the hosting platform of the provider whose IPs you have used during the process, so each time you use our IPs for instance, all domain addresses included in the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you register a new domain address in a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you will be able to update its NS records as needed without any difficulties even if you haven't had a domain name of your own before. The process takes a couple of mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, provided with our semi-dedicated plans. If you have a number of domain names inside the account, you're going to be able to update all of them at once, which could save you quite a lot of time and mouse clicks. You can also see with ease the name servers which a domain address uses and if they are the proper ones or not in order for the domain to be forwarded to the account which you have on our sophisticated cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will even enable you to set up private name servers under any domain registered inside the account and use them not only for that domain, but also for any other one that you wish to direct to our cloud platform.