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 particular hosting provider for your domain address is the easiest way to point it to their system and all its sub-records are going to 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), etcetera, so, in case you wish to change some of these records, you're going to be able to do it through their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain address point out the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to obtain the DNS records of the domain name you want to reach. That way the website that you will see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain name has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider is going to use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Website Hosting

The innovative Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our shared website hosting plans, will enable you to handle the name servers of each and every domain registered through our company with only a couple of clicks, so even when you have never had a hosting plan or a domain address before, you will not encounter any problems. 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 address or even a number of domains all at once. We provide you with the ability to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for every domain address registered within 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 point the domain name to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you'll use the new records to forward the domain name to their system. Unlike other providers, we do not charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you register a new domain name 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 issues even if you have not had a domain of your own before. The process takes a couple of clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, included with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have multiple domains in the account, you're going to be able to update all of them at once, which could save you a great deal of time and clicks. You can also see with ease the name servers which a domain uses and if they're the right ones or not in order for the domain to be pointed to the account which you have on our advanced cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will even enable you to create private name servers under any domain registered within the account and use them not just for that domain address, but also for any other one that you want to point to our cloud platform.