The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, show which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given host company for your domain name is the most effective way to direct 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), etc, if you want to modify some of these records, you will be able to do it using 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 name you are trying to reach. In this way the site you will see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least 2 NS records. There is absolutely no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a host company is going to use depends completely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Website Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain registered within a shared website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform will take you just moments. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to change the name servers not just of one domain, but even of multiple domain names at the same time whenever you need to direct them all to the same hosting company. Identical steps will also allow you to forward newly transferred domain names to our platform as the transfer process will not change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still point to the old host. If you wish to set up private name servers for a domain address registered on our end, you will be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company web site, as an example, it will have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for pointing any other domain name to the same account too, not only the one they are created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are managed using Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with extremely user-friendly interface, that will help you control your domains easily even when you have not used a hosting account or a domain address in the past. Changing the NS records for each and every domain address registered through our company, viewing the current ones and whether they are accurate or not as to forward that domain address to our cloud hosting platform is also quite simple and takes just a few mouse clicks. You'll also be able to register child name servers under any of your domain addresses as an element of the free DNS management services which we offer with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for any domain name you accommodate in the semi-dedicated account, so if you provide services to third-parties and host their web sites, using this feature is going to give you much more credibility as a business.