The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, show which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular host company for your domain name is the most effective way to direct 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 if you want to modify any of these records, you will be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain name reveal the DNS servers that 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 reach. This way the website you will see will be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain name has at least two NS records. There isn't any sensible difference between the two prefixes, so which one a website hosting provider will use depends exclusively on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain name registered within a cloud web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform will take you merely moments. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to change the name servers not just of one domain, but even of numerous domain names at the same time whenever you want to forward them all to the same website hosting provider. The very same steps will also permit you to direct newly transferred domain names to our platform since the transfer process is not going to change the name servers automatically and the domains will still point to the old host. If you wish to set up private name servers for a domain address registered on our end, you will be able to do that with only a couple of clicks and with no additional charge, so if you have a company website, for instance, it will have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain address to the same account as well, not just the one they are created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are managed using Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with very user-friendly interface, which will help you manage your domain names with ease even when you have never used a web hosting account or a domain address before. Changing the NS records for each domain address registered through our company, viewing the existing ones and whether they are correct or not as to forward that domain address to our cloud hosting platform is also quite easy and requires just several clicks. You are also going to be able to register child name servers under each and every one of your domain addresses as an element of the free DNS management services that we offer you with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for any domain address which you accommodate inside the semi-dedicated account, so if you offer services to third-parties and host their sites, using this feature is going to give you much more credibility as a business.