The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, reveal which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given hosting provider for your domain name is the most effective 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), etcetera, if you would like to change any of these records, you are going to be able to do it through their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain 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 obtain the DNS records of the Internet domain you are trying to access. In this way the site that you'll see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain name has at least two NS records. There isn't any functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider will use depends completely on their preference.

NS Records in Hosting

Taking care of the NS records for any domain address registered within a hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform will take you only seconds. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia CP, you are going to be able to change the name servers not only of one domain address, but even of multiple domains at once in case that you intend to forward them all to the same hosting company. The exact same steps will also allow you to point newly transferred domain addresses to our platform as the transfer procedure isn't going to change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still redirect to the old host. If you wish to set up private name servers for a domain address registered on our end, you are going to be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company web site, for instance, it will have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for directing any other domain address to the same account as well, not only the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you register a new domain address in 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 address of your own before. The process takes a couple of mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, which comes with our semi-dedicated plans. If you have many domain addresses in the account, you'll be able to update all of them at the same time, which will save you a lot of time and clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers which a domain address uses and if they're the right ones or not in order for the domain address to be pointed to the account which you have on our advanced cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will also allow you to set up private name servers under any domain registered in the account and use them not just for that domain, but also for every other one that you would like to direct to our cloud platform.