The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular host company for your domain is the simplest way to forward 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), etc, so, in case you would like to edit any one of these records, you'll be able to do it using their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain address reveal the DNS servers which are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to obtain the DNS records of the domain you want to reach. In this way the web site that you will see will be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain has at least two NS records. There is no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what type a website hosting provider is going to use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Website Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain name registered in a website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform will take you merely moments. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia CP, you will be able to change the name servers not only of a single domain address, but even of multiple domain names simultaneously whenever you need to direct them all to the same hosting company. Identical steps will also permit you to forward newly transferred domain names to our platform since the transfer process will not change the name servers automatically and the domains will still redirect to the old host. If you'd like to set up private name servers for a domain registered on our end, you're going to be able to do that with a few clicks and with no additional charge, so if you decide to have a company site, for example, it's going to have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain address to the same account also, not just the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you go for a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to handle the NS records of each domain name registered in it effortlessly. The Hepsia CP, which is in essence an all-in-one tool for you to manage everything relevant to your web presence, comes with a very simple and intuitive interface. The section where you will find all your domain names isn't an exception, so even if you have not had a domain and a hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones will not take you more than a several mouse clicks. You will also be able to see with a glance what name servers each of your domain addresses uses presently and if they're the ones required to direct that domain name to the semi-dedicated account. As an extra feature, we present you with opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/2.your-domain.com free of charge. This will give more credibility to your website, especially when it is a business one, and you can use these name servers for any other domain name which you want to host inside the semi-dedicated account as well.