The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, indicate which servers manage 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 forward it to their system and all its sub-records are going to 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), etcetera, if you wish to modify any of these records, you will be able to do it through their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain address show the DNS servers that 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 access. In this way the web site that you will see will be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least 2 NS records. There's no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what type a hosting provider is going to use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Website Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain address registered within a website hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform is going to take you only seconds. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia CP, you are going to be able to change the name servers not just of one domain address, but even of multiple domain names simultaneously when you need to point them all to the same hosting provider. The exact same steps will also permit you to direct newly transferred domain names to our platform as the transfer procedure does not change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still forward to the old host. If you'd like to create private name servers for an Internet domain registered on our end, you will be able to do that with only a couple of clicks and with no additional charge, so when you have a company site, as an example, it'll have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for directing any other domain address to the same account too, besides the one they are created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you go for a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to control the NS records of any domain registered in it without difficulty. The Hepsia CP, which is basically an all-in-one tool where you can deal with everything related to your web presence, comes with a very simple and easy-to-use interface. The section in which you will find your domains isn't an exception, so even if you have never had a domain and a hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones will not take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. You'll also be able to see with a glance what name servers each and every one of your domains uses currently and if they are the ones required to forward that domain address 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 100% free. This will give more credibility to your site, particularly when it's a business one, and you could use these name servers for every other domain address that you might want to host in the semi-dedicated account as well.