The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, point out which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given hosting provider for your domain name is the simplest way to point 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), and so forth, so, in case you wish to change any one of these records, you're going to be able to do it via their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain name reveal the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the Internet domain you are trying to reach. In this way the site you will see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least 2 NS records. There is no practical difference between the two prefixes, so which one a website hosting provider will use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Website Hosting

In case you register a domain name within a website hosting account from our company, you're going to be able to handle its name servers with ease. This is done through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel and with just a couple of mouse clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of a single one or even several domain names at once, which can save you considerable time and efforts if you have a huge number of domain names that you'd like to direct to a different service provider. You can enter multiple name servers depending on how many the other company offers you. We permit you to set up private name servers for every domain name registered using 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 forward any other domain name to the hosting platform of the company whose IPs you have used during the process, so every time you use our IPs for instance, all domains added to the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you register a new domain inside a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you'll be able to update its NS records as required without any difficulties even if you have not had a domain of your own before. The process takes a couple of clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly administration tool, included with our semi-dedicated plans. If you have many different domains within the account, you're going to be able to update all of them simultaneously, which will save you quite a lot of time and clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers which a domain address uses and if they are the correct ones or not in order for the domain name to be pointed to the account that you have on our advanced cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will even enable you to create private name servers under any domain registered inside the account and use them not just for that domain name, but also for any other one that you want to direct to our cloud platform.