The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain is the easiest way to point 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, so, in case you need to change any one of these records, you are going to be able to do it using their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain show the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the domain you are attempting to access. In this way the web site you will see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain address has at least two NS records. There is absolutely no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what type a host company will use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain name registered in a shared hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform will take you only moments. Through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool inside 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 at once in case that you intend to direct them all to the same hosting company. The very same steps will also enable you to forward newly transferred domain names to our platform given that the transfer process won't change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still redirect to the old host. If you wish to create private name servers for a domain name registered on our end, you'll be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company web site, as an example, it'll have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain to the same account as well, not just the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you register a new domain inside a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you're going to be able to update its NS records as needed without any issues even if you haven't had a domain of your own before. The process takes several clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, provided with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have many domains within the account, you will be able to update all of them simultaneously, which could save you lots of time and clicks. Additionally you can see with ease the name servers that a domain name uses and if they are the proper ones or not in order for the domain address to be pointed to the account which you have on our advanced cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will also permit you to create private name servers under any domain registered in the account and use them not only for that domain, but also for any other one that you want to point to our cloud platform.