The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, show which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given host company for your domain name is the most convenient way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records will 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), and so forth, if you wish to modify some of these records, you'll be able to do it using their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain name point out the DNS servers that 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 name you are attempting to access. In this way the web site that you're going to see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain address has at least 2 NS records. There's no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a website hosting provider will use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Website Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain registered within a website hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform will take you only moments. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll be able to change the name servers not only of one domain address, but even of several domain names at once if you need to point them all to the same webhosting provider. Exactly the same steps will also enable you to direct newly transferred domain addresses to our platform because the transfer process isn't going to change the name servers automatically and the domains 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 just a few clicks and with no additional charge, so if you decide to have a company web site, for example, it'll have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for redirecting any other domain to the same account too, not only the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register a new domain address 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 problems even if you haven't had a domain address of your own before. The process takes several mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, which comes with our semi-dedicated plans. If you have many different domain addresses in the account, you will be able to update all of them at once, which will save you lots of time and mouse clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers which a domain uses and if they are the right ones or not as a way for the domain to be pointed to the account that you have on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will allow you to create private name servers under any domain registered within 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.