The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, point out which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular host company for your domain is the most effective way to forward 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), etc, so if you would like to change some of these records, you'll be able to do it through their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain address show 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 domain you are trying to access. That way the site that you're going to see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain name has at least 2 NS records. There is no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what type a hosting provider will use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

Taking care of the NS records for any domain registered inside a shared hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform is going to take you only seconds. Through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to change the name servers not just of a single domain, but even of numerous domains at once whenever you intend to point them all to the same hosting provider. Exactly the same steps will also enable you to forward newly transferred domain names to our platform given that the transfer process isn't going to change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still direct to the old host. If you would like to create private name servers for a domain address registered on our end, you'll be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company website, for instance, it'll have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for directing any other domain name to the same account also, besides the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you register a new domain inside a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you're going to be able to update its NS records as needed without any problems even if you have not had a domain address of your own before. The process takes several clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, included with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have many different domains within the account, you'll be able to update all of them at once, which will save you lots of time and mouse clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers that a domain uses and if they are the right ones or not in order for the domain to be directed to the account that you have on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will also permit you to create private name servers under any domain name registered in the account and use them not only for that domain address, but also for every other one that you would like to direct to our cloud platform.