The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, reveal 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 simplest way to direct 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), and so on, so, in case you wish to modify some 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 try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the Internet domain you want to reach. This way the web site you will see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain name has at least 2 NS records. There is no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what type a website hosting provider will use depends exclusively on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain address registered within a cloud hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform will take you merely seconds. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, you are going to be able to change the name servers not only of a single domain address, but even of numerous domain addresses at the same time if you intend to forward them all to the same website hosting provider. The exact same steps will also permit you to point newly transferred domain addresses to our platform because the transfer procedure will not change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still direct to the old host. If you need to set up private name servers for a domain registered on our end, you will be able to do that with a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so if you have a company web site, for example, it will have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain to the same account too, besides the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you invest in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to manage the NS records of each domain address registered in it without difficulty. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is in essence an all-in-one tool for you to control everything associated with your web presence, offers a very simple and user-friendly interface. The section where you will find your domains is not an exception, so even if you haven't had a domain and a website hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones won't take you more than a few mouse clicks. You will also be able to see with a glance what name servers each of your domain names uses right now and if they are the ones required to forward that domain address to the semi-dedicated account. As an added feature, we offer you the opportunity to create child name servers dns1/ 100% free. This will give more credibility to your website, particularly if it is a business one, and you could use these name servers for every other domain name that you'd like to host within the semi-dedicated account as well.