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 given hosting provider for your domain is the most convenient way to forward 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, so if you want to edit some of these records, you will be able to do it through their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain name show the DNS servers which are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the Internet domain you are attempting to access. That way the site that you're going to see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least two NS records. There isn't any sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what type a website hosting provider will use depends completely on their preference.

NS Records in Website Hosting

If you use a website hosting from our us and you add a new domain in the account or transfer an existing one from a different company, you will be able to control its NS records easily through the Hepsia web hosting CP, offered with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain or even for several domains at the same time with several mouse clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that 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 you have ever registered. It requires merely a click to see what name servers a domain name uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to forward a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with only a few mouse clicks more you will even be able to register private name servers for each of the domains that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of each and every company that you'd like the new NS records to point to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you register a new domain name 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 difficulties even if you haven't had a domain name of your own before. The process takes several mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly administration tool, included with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have many different domain addresses in the account, you're going to be able to update all of them at the same time, which could save you a great deal of time and mouse clicks. Additionally you can see with ease the name servers which a domain address uses and if they are the right ones or not in order for the domain address to be forwarded to the account that you've got on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will also enable you to set up private name servers under any domain registered inside the account and use them not only for that domain, but also for any other one that you intend to direct to our cloud platform.