The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, reveal which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given hosting provider for your domain name is the simplest 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), etcetera, so if you need to modify any of these records, you will be able to do it using their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain name reveal the DNS servers which 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 domain name you want to reach. That way the web site that you're going to see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain name has at least 2 NS records. There's no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider is going to use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Hosting

Taking care of the NS records for any domain name registered inside a hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform is going to take you just moments. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll be able to change the name servers not just of one domain address, but even of several domain addresses at the same time if you need to direct them all to the same hosting provider. The very same steps will also allow you to point newly transferred domain names to our platform since the transfer procedure doesn't change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still point to the old host. If you want to create 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 in case you have a company site, for example, it will have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for directing any other domain address to the same account too, not only the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you register a new domain inside a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you'll be able to update its NS records as needed without any problems even if you have not had a domain name of your own before. The process takes a few clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, provided with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have many domain names inside the account, you'll be able to update all of them simultaneously, which will save you quite a lot of time and mouse clicks. Additionally you can see with ease the name servers that a domain name uses and if they are the right ones or not in order for the domain name to be pointed to the account that you've got on our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will even permit you to set up private name servers under any domain registered in the account and use them not just for that domain address, but also for any other one that you would like to point to our cloud platform.