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 given hosting provider for your domain is the most convenient way to forward it to their system and all its sub-records are going to 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), etcetera, so if you wish to edit some of these records, you are going to be able to do it via their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain show the DNS servers which 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 are attempting to access. This way the site that you will see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least 2 NS records. There is no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a website hosting provider will use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Web Hosting

In the event you register a domain name within a web hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to control its name servers without difficulty. This can be done using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with only a few clicks you will be able to update the NS records of a single one or even numerous domains at once, which will save you considerable time and efforts when you have a large number of domain addresses that you'd like to redirect to an alternative service provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other company provides you with. We permit you to create private name servers for each domain registered via our company and in contrast to many other providers we do not charge anything additional for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to point any other domain address to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs in particular, all domains included in the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to manage the NS records of every domain registered inside it with ease. The Hepsia CP, which is essentially an all-in-one tool for you to handle everything associated with your web presence, comes with a very simple and easy-to-use interface. The section where you will find your domain names isn't an exception, so even if you have never had a domain and a hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones will not take you more than a several mouse clicks. You will also be able to see with a glance what name servers each of your domain names uses currently and if they're the ones required to direct that domain to the semi-dedicated account. As an added feature, we give you the opportunity to create child name servers dns1/ free of charge. This will give more credibility to your website, especially if it is a business one, and you could use these name servers for any other domain that you'd like to host in the semi-dedicated account as well.