The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, reveal which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific hosting provider for your domain address is the simplest way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records will 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, if you want to edit any one 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 show the DNS servers which 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 Internet domain you are trying to access. This way the website that you will see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain address has at least two NS records. There's no functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider is going to use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain registered within a hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform is going to take you only seconds. Through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you're going to be able to change the name servers not just of one domain name, but even of multiple domain names at a time in case that you would like to forward them all to the same webhosting provider. The very same steps will also allow you to direct newly transferred domains to our platform given that the transfer procedure will not change the name servers automatically and the domains will still redirect to the old host. If you wish to create private name servers for a domain address registered on our end, you are going to be able to do that with only a couple of clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company website, as an example, it'll 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 address to the same account as well, besides the one they are created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for any domain name which is registered through our company may be changed with no more than a few clicks through the innovative, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP that comes with all semi-dedicated server plans. It's just as simple to see the current NS records for a given domain address and to verify if they are the ones that are necessary for the domain address to be pointed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to enable you to handle any domain with ease even if you have not dealt with such matters before. If you want, you can even register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not just for the domain under which they're set up, but also for any other domain that you'd like to host inside the very same account. This feature is very useful when you have customers of your own and you want their websites to use your own name servers in lieu of our default ones. The service is available absolutely free.