The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, indicate which servers handle 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 point 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 on, if you want to edit any one of these records, you are going to be able to do it using their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain 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 trying to reach. This way the site that you'll see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain name has at least 2 NS records. There's no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what type a host company is going to use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Web Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain registered inside a shared web hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform is going to take you merely moments. Through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool inside the Hepsia CP, you'll be able to change the name servers not just of a single domain address, but even of many domain names at once in case that you would like to forward them all to the same website hosting provider. Exactly the same steps will also permit you to point newly transferred domain names to our platform given that the transfer process doesn't change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still forward to the old host. If you need to create private name servers for a domain name registered on our end, you're going to be able to do that with a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so if you decide to have a company site, as an example, it will have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for pointing any other domain name to the same account as well, besides the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are managed using Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with highly user-friendly interface, which will help you manage your domains easily even if you have never used a hosting account or a domain before. Changing the NS records for any domain address registered with our company, viewing the current ones and whether they are right or not as to point that domain name to our cloud hosting platform is also fairly simple and requires as little as several clicks. You are also going to be able to register child name servers under every one of your domain names as part of the free DNS control services we provide with each and every plan and have and The latter can be used for any domain you accommodate within the semi-dedicated account, so if you provide services to third-parties and host their sites, employing this feature will give you much more credibility as a business.