The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, point out which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given hosting provider for your domain address is the simplest way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records will be taken care of 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, so if you need to modify any of these records, you're going to be able to do it through their system. Put simply, 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 Internet domain you are attempting to access. In this way the website you'll see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least 2 NS records. There's no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what type a host company is going to use depends exclusively on their preference.

NS Records in Web Hosting

In the event you register a domain name within a web hosting account from our company, you will be able to control its name servers without difficulty. This is done through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP and with just a few clicks you will be able to update the NS records of a single one or even several domain addresses at the same time, which can save you considerable time and efforts when you have a lot of domains you want to point to a different provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other company offers you. In addition we permit you to set up private name servers for each and every domain address registered via our company and in contrast to many other companies we do not charge anything more for this service. The new NS records can be used to forward any other domain name to the hosting platform of the provider whose IPs you have used during the process, so every time you use our IPs for instance, all domain names included in the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for each domain that is registered through us may be changed with no more than a few mouse clicks through the leading-edge, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP that is included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It is just as simple to view the current NS records for a particular domain and to determine if they are the ones that are needed for the domain to be pointed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to permit you to manage any domain name with ease even if you have not dealt with such matters before. If you wish, you can also register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not just for the domain under which they're created, but also for any other domain name that you'd like to host inside the exact same account. This feature is very handy when you have clients of your own and you would like their websites to use your own name servers instead of our default ones. The service is available absolutely free.