The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular host company for your domain 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), and so on, so, in case you would like to change some of these records, you're going to be able to do it by using their system. In other words, 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 get the DNS records of the domain name you want to reach. That way the site that you will see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain address has at least two NS records. There's no functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a website hosting provider will use depends completely on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting

In the event you register a domain name in a cloud website hosting account from our company, you'll be able to manage its name servers effortlessly. This can be done through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP and with only a few clicks you'll be able to update the NS records of one or even several domain addresses at a time, which will save you time and efforts in case you have a large number of domains that you'd like to direct to an alternative service provider. You can enter numerous name servers depending on how many the other provider gives you. We also enable you to create private name servers for each and every domain name registered with our company and in contrast to many other companies we do not charge anything more for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to direct any other domain name to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so when 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

When you register a new domain address inside a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you're going to be able to update its NS records as needed without any difficulties even if you have never had a domain name of your own before. The process takes a few mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, included with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have multiple domain addresses within the account, you're going to be able to update all of them at once, which could save you a lot of time and clicks. Additionally you can see with ease the name servers that a domain name uses and if they're the proper ones or not as a way for the domain name to be forwarded to the account that you have on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will even enable you to set up private name servers under any domain registered within the account and use them not just for that domain, but also for any other one that you would like to point to our cloud platform.