The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, point out which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain name 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 modify some 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 that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the Internet domain you are attempting to reach. That way the website you will see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain name has at least two NS records. There is no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a web hosting provider will use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain name registered inside a shared hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform will take you only moments. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll be able to change the name servers not just of one domain address, but even of multiple domain addresses at a time when you intend to forward them all to the same webhosting provider. The exact same steps will also enable you to direct newly transferred domains to our platform since the transfer procedure isn't going to change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still point to the old host. If you'd like to set up private name servers for a domain registered on our end, you'll be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so if you decide to have a company web site, as an example, it'll have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for redirecting any other domain address to the same account as well, not only the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The name servers for each domain name which is registered through our company can be changed with no more than a few mouse clicks from the advanced, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP that is included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It's just as simple to view the current NS records for a specific domain name and to check if they are the ones that are needed for the domain name 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 handle any domain address easily even if you have not dealt with such matters before. If you want, you may also register private name servers and and use them not only for the domain address under which they're set up, but also for any other domain that you would like to host within the exact same account. This feature is very handy if you have customers of your own and you would like their websites to use your own name servers instead of our default ones. The service is 100 % free.