The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, show which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific hosting provider for your domain name is the most convenient way to point it to their system and all its sub-records will 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, in case you wish to change any one of these records, you will be able to do it by using their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain name reveal 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 want to access. In this way the web site that you're going to see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain has at least 2 NS records. There is absolutely no practical difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider will use depends exclusively on their preference.

NS Records in Web Hosting

The avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our web hosting products, will allow you to control the name servers of every domain address registered through our company with simply a few mouse clicks, so even though you may haven't had a website hosting plan or a domain before, you will not encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, features a very user-friendly interface and it will allow you to change the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domain names simultaneously. We also offer you the chance to set up child name servers and for every domain registered in the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - either ours, if you'll use the child NS to point the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you will use the new records to forward the domain name to their system. In contrast to other companies, we don't charge additional for providing this additional DNS management service.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you register a new domain within a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you'll be able to update its NS records as needed without any troubles even if you have never had a domain of your own before. The process takes a couple of mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly administration tool, which comes with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have many domains in the account, you'll be able to update all of them at once, which could save you a lot of time and clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers which a domain uses and if they are the correct ones or not as a way for the domain name to be forwarded to the account that you have on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will even allow you to create private name servers under any domain address registered within the account and use them not just for that domain address, but also for any other one that you wish to point to our cloud platform.