The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific hosting provider for your domain is the most convenient way to point it to their system and all its sub-records are going to 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), etcetera, so if you wish to change any one of these records, you are going to be able to do it by using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain address 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 Internet domain you are attempting to reach. In this way the site you'll see will be retrieved from the correct 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 practical difference between the two prefixes, so what type a web hosting provider is going to use depends completely on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use a Linux cloud website hosting plan from our company and you add a new domain address inside the account or transfer an existing one from a different company, you will be able to handle its NS records effortlessly through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain name or even for several domains at the same time with several clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool which is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface is going to make it simple to handle your domain name even if it's the first you have ever registered. It requires simply a click to see what name servers a domain name uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to forward a domain name to the hosting space on our end and with only a couple of clicks more you will even be able to register private name servers for any of the domains that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of each company that you'd like the new NS records to forward to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are administered via Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with incredibly user-friendly interface, which will permit you to manage your domain addresses effortlessly even when you have never used a hosting account or a domain address up to now. Changing the NS records for each domain registered using our company, viewing the current ones and whether they are accurate or not as to forward that domain address to our cloud hosting platform is also quite easy and requires only several mouse clicks. You'll also be able to register child name servers under each and every one of your domains as a part of the free DNS administration services that we provide with each and every plan and have and The latter can be used for any domain name which you accommodate inside the semi-dedicated account, so if you provide services to third-parties and host their websites, employing this feature is going to give you more credibility as a business.