The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, reveal which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain name is the easiest way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records will be managed 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 edit some of these records, you'll be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain show 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 domain name you are trying to reach. In this way the web site you will see will be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain name has at least 2 NS records. There's no practical difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider will use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Hosting

If you use a hosting from our company and you include a new domain name within the account or transfer an existing one from another provider, you will be able to handle its NS records effortlessly via the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all shared accounts. You'll be able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain or even for many domain addresses at once with several mouse clicks. This is done via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool which is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface is going to make it easy to manage your domain name even if it's the first one you've ever registered. It takes merely a click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to direct a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with only a few clicks more you will even be able to register private name servers for any one of the domains that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of any company that you'd like the new NS records to point to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you register a new domain address within a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you are going to be able to update its NS records as required without any issues even if you have never had a domain of your own before. The process takes several clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, provided with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have many domain names inside the account, you will be able to update all of them at the same time, which will save you a great deal of time and mouse clicks. You can also see with ease the name servers which a domain uses and if they are the right ones or not for the domain to be pointed to the account that you have got on our advanced cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will allow you to set up private name servers under any domain name registered within the account and use them not only for that domain, but also for every other one that you would like to direct to our cloud platform.