The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, show which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific host company for your domain address is the simplest 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), etc, so, in case you wish to modify some of these records, you'll be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain name show 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 domain you are attempting to reach. That way the website that you will see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain address has at least 2 NS records. There is no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a website hosting provider will use depends exclusively on their preference.

NS Records in Hosting

When you use a Linux hosting from our company and you register a new domain name in the account or transfer an existing one from a different provider, you will be able to control its NS records with ease through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, offered with all shared accounts. You'll be able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain or even for many domains at once with several mouse clicks. This is done via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool which is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it simple to manage your domain address even if it's the first you have ever registered. It requires simply a mouse click to see what name servers a domain address uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to point a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with a few clicks more you'll even be able to register private name servers for any one of the domains that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of each provider that you want the new NS records to direct to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you register a new domain in a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you are going to be able to update its NS records as needed without any difficulties even if you have never had a domain of your own before. The process takes a couple of clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, provided with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have multiple domain addresses inside the account, you will be able to update all of them at the same time, which will save you quite a lot of time and clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers that a domain name uses and if they are the right ones or not in order for the domain address to be directed to the account that you have on our sophisticated cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will even allow you to set up private name servers under any domain name registered inside the account and use them not only for that domain address, but also for every other one that you would like to point to our cloud platform.