The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, reveal which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific host company for your domain address is the most convenient way to point it to their system and all its sub-records are going to 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), etcetera, if you want to modify any one of these records, you will be able to do it via their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain name point out 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 domain name you are attempting to access. In this way the web site you'll see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain has at least 2 NS records. There is absolutely no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a web hosting provider is going to use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Web Hosting

In case you register a domain name inside a shared web hosting account from our company, you will be able to handle its name servers easily. This is done using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with only a few mouse clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of a single one or even several domain names at the same time, which can save you considerable time and efforts if you have a huge number of domain names you want to forward to an alternative provider. You can enter multiple name servers depending on how many the other provider gives you. We also enable you to set up private name servers for every single domain registered through our company and in contrast to many other companies we do not charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to redirect any other domain to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so every time you use our IPs in particular, all domain addresses added to the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for every single domain address that is registered through us may be changed with no more than a few clicks using the leading-edge, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP that comes with all semi-dedicated server plans. It is just as simple to see the current NS records for a given domain and to verify if they're the ones that are necessary for the domain name to be directed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to permit you to handle any domain address with ease even if you have never dealt with such matters before. If you want, you may also 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 created, but also for any other domain address that you would like to host within the very same account. This option is very handy when you have clients of your own and you want their web sites to use your own name servers rather than our default ones. The service is available 100 % free.