The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, indicate which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific hosting provider for your domain address is the easiest way to point 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), etc, so, in case you need to edit some of these records, you're going to be able to do it using their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain address point out 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. This way the web site you'll see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain name has at least two NS records. There is absolutely no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a website hosting provider is going to use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Hosting

In the event you register a domain name within a hosting account from our company, you're going to be able to take care of its name servers easily. This is done via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with just a few mouse clicks you will be able to update the NS records of one or even a number of domain names simultaneously, which could save you considerable time and efforts in case you have a lot of domains that you would like to forward to a different provider. You can enter multiple name servers depending on how many the other provider offers you. In addition we allow you to create private name servers for every domain address registered with our company and in contrast to many other providers we don't charge anything more for this service. The new NS records can be used to point any other domain address to the hosting platform of the company whose IPs you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs in particular, all domain names added to the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you register a new domain address in a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you are going to be able to update its NS records as needed without any problems even if you have never had a domain name of your own before. The process takes a couple of clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, included with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have a number of domains in the account, you are going to be able to update all of them at once, which could save you a great deal of time and clicks. Additionally you can see with ease the name servers that a domain uses and if they are the proper ones or not for the domain to be pointed to the account which you have on our sophisticated cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will even allow you to create private name servers under any domain name registered in the account and use them not just for that domain, but also for any other one that you would like to point to our cloud platform.