The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, 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 is the most convenient way to point it to their system and all its sub-records will be handled 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, in case you wish to modify any of these records, you will be able to do it by using their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain address show the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the domain name you are trying to reach. This way the web site you'll see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least 2 NS records. There is absolutely no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a host company will use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Web Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain name registered within a web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform will take you just moments. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll be able to change the name servers not only of a single domain name, but even of multiple domain names at once in case that you intend to forward them all to the same webhosting provider. The very same steps will also allow you to forward newly transferred domain names to our platform for the reason that transfer procedure doesn't change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still point to the old host. If you would like to set up private name servers for an Internet domain registered on our end, you're going to be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so if you decide to have a company site, as an example, it's going to have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain name to the same account too, besides the one they are created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you go for a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to control the NS records of every domain name registered inside it with ease. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is basically an all-in-one tool for you to deal with everything related to your web presence, comes with a very simple and intuitive interface. The section in which you will find all your domain addresses is not an exception, so even if you have never had a domain address and a web hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones is not going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. You're also going to have the ability to see with a glance what name servers every one of your domain names uses currently and if they're the ones required to point that domain name to the semi-dedicated account. As an additional feature, we give you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/2.your-domain.com at no extra cost. This will give more credibility to your web site, especially if it is a business one, and you could use these name servers for any other domain name that you would like to host inside the semi-dedicated account as well.