The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, point out which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain name is the most convenient way to direct 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, in case you wish to edit some of these records, you'll be able to do it via their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain point out 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 domain name you want to access. That way the site you will see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain name has at least 2 NS records. There's no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a hosting provider will use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Website Hosting

The outstanding Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our website hosting plans, allows you to control the name servers of every single domain name registered through us with simply a few mouse clicks, so even when you have not had a web hosting plan or a domain before, you'll not encounter any troubles. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, features a very user-friendly interface and it'll permit you to modify the NS records of any domain or even a number of domains together. In addition we give you the ability to set up child name servers and for any domain registered inside the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - either ours, if you will use the child NS to direct the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you will use the new records to direct the domain to their system. In contrast to other providers, we do not charge more 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 will be able to update its NS records as required without any problems even if you have not had a domain name of your own before. The process takes a couple of mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, which comes with our semi-dedicated plans. If you have multiple domain addresses within the account, you'll be able to update all of them simultaneously, which will save you a great deal of time and mouse clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers which a domain uses and if they're the right ones or not for the domain name to be pointed to the account that you have on our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will permit you to create private name servers under any domain address registered within the account and use them not only for that domain, but also for any other one that you wish to direct to our cloud platform.