The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, point out which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific host company for your domain is the most effective 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), etc, so, in case you want to edit any one of these records, you will be able to do it through 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 get the DNS records of the domain name you are attempting to reach. In this way the site that you'll see will be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least two NS records. There isn't any sensible difference between the two prefixes, so which one a web hosting provider will use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Website Hosting

In case you register a domain name in a website hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to control its name servers effortlessly. This is done using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with a few mouse clicks you will be able to update the NS records of a single one or even multiple domain addresses simultaneously, which can save you time and efforts in case you have a large number of domains that you would like to forward to another service provider. You can enter several name servers depending on how many the other provider provides you with. Furthermore we allow you to create private name servers for each and every domain address registered with our company and in contrast to many other providers we don't charge anything extra for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to direct any other domain to the hosting platform of the company whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs for instance, all domain names added to the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for each domain which is registered through us could be changed with no more than a few clicks through the advanced, although easy-to-use Hepsia CP included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It is just as simple to see the current NS records for a given domain address and to verify if they are the ones that are needed for the domain address to be forwarded to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to permit you to control any domain address easily even if you have not dealt with such matters before. If you wish, 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 set up, but also for any other domain address that you'd like to host within the same account. This option is very useful if you have clients of your own and you want their sites to use your own name servers in lieu of our default ones. The service is available 100 % free.