The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, indicate which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain name is the simplest way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records are going to be handled 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 would like to modify any of these records, you are going to be able to do it using their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain reveal the DNS servers which 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 domain you are attempting to reach. This way the website that you'll see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least two NS records. There is no functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a website hosting provider will use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you register a domain name within a cloud web hosting account from our company, you'll be able to take care of its name servers easily. This can be done using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP and with a few mouse clicks you will be able to update the NS records of one or even a number of domains simultaneously, which can save you time and efforts in case you have a lot of domains you want to redirect to another provider. You can enter several name servers depending on how many the other company provides you with. Furthermore we permit you to set up private name servers for each and every domain name registered via our company and in contrast to many other providers we don't charge anything additional for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to forward any other domain address to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs for example, all domains added to the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you invest in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to manage the NS records of every domain address registered inside it easily. The Hepsia CP, which is in essence an all-in-one tool where you can control everything related to your web presence, provides a very simple and user-friendly interface. The section in which you will find all your domains is not an exception, so even if you have never had a domain address and a website hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones will not take you more than a couple of clicks. You'll also be able to see with a glance what name servers each of your domain addresses uses currently and if they are the ones needed to forward that domain name to the semi-dedicated account. As an additional feature, we give you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/ 100% free. This will give more credibility to your web site, especially if it's a business one, and you may use these name servers for any other domain name which you want to host in the semi-dedicated account as well.