The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, reveal which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain is the most effective way to forward it to their system and all its sub-records will 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 want to modify any of these records, you're going to be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain address reveal the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to obtain the DNS records of the domain you want to access. That way the site that you will see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any practical difference between the two prefixes, so what type a web hosting provider is going to use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Website Hosting

In the event you register a domain name within a website hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to take care of its name servers with ease. This can be done using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP and with just a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to update the NS records of a single one or even numerous domain addresses simultaneously, which can save you a lot of time and efforts if you have a large number of domain names that you'd like to direct to a different provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other provider offers you. Furthermore we permit you to set up private name servers for every domain registered with our company and in contrast to many other companies we don't charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to point any other domain address to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so every time you use our IPs for example, all domains included in the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register a new domain in a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you will be able to update its NS records as required without any troubles even if you have not had a domain address of your own before. The process takes a few clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, included with our semi-dedicated plans. If you have several domains within the account, you are going to be able to update all of them at the same time, which could save you a great deal of time and mouse clicks. You can also see with ease the name servers which a domain address uses and if they are the right ones or not for the domain to be pointed to the account which you have on our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will even allow you to set up private name servers under any domain registered inside the account and use them not just for that domain, but also for any other one that you intend to point to our cloud platform.