The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, reveal which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given hosting provider for your domain address is the most convenient way to forward it to their system and all its sub-records will be managed on their end. This includes A (the IP address of the server/website), MX (mail server), TXT (free text), SRV (services), CNAME (forwarding), etc, so, in case you want to edit any of these records, you'll be able to do it through their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain address point out the DNS servers which are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the domain you are trying to reach. That way the site that you'll see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain name has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any functional difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a web hosting provider will use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

In the event you register a domain name within a shared hosting account from our company, you'll be able to take care of its name servers effortlessly. This is done via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP and with only a few mouse clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of one or even numerous domain names at a time, which could save you time and efforts if you have a lot of domains that you would like to redirect to a different service provider. You can enter several name servers depending on how many the other company offers you. We also allow you to create private name servers for each domain registered via our company and in contrast to many other companies we do not charge anything more for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to redirect any other domain name to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so each time you use our IPs for instance, all domains included in 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 company, you'll be able to update its NS records as needed without any issues even if you have never had a domain address of your own before. The process takes a few mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, included with our semi-dedicated plans. If you have several domain addresses inside the account, you are going to be able to update all of them at the same time, which can save you quite a lot of time and clicks. You can also see with ease the name servers which a domain uses and if they are the right ones or not for the domain address to be pointed to the account that you have got on our innovative cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will enable you to create private name servers under any domain name registered inside the account and use them not just for that domain name, but also for every other one that you want to point to our cloud platform.