The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular host company for your domain name is the simplest 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), and so forth, so, in case you would like to modify any one of these records, you'll be able to do it by using their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain address reveal the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the domain name you are attempting to access. In this way the web site that you're going to see will be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain address has at least two NS records. There is no practical difference between the two prefixes, so which one a web hosting provider will use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you register a domain name in a cloud web hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to control its name servers easily. This is accomplished through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP and with a few clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of one or even several domain addresses at a time, which will save you a lot of time and efforts if you have a huge number of domains that you would like to redirect to a different provider. You can enter several name servers depending on how many the other company offers you. In addition we allow you to create private name servers for every single domain name registered using our company and in contrast to many other companies we don't charge anything more for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to redirect any other domain to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs for instance, 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 are going to be able to control the NS records of every domain address registered inside it without difficulty. The Hepsia CP, which is essentially an all-in-one tool for you to control everything related to your web presence, offers a very simple and user-friendly interface. The section in which you will find your domain addresses is not an exception, so even if you haven't had a domain name and a website hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones won't take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. You will also have the ability to see with a glance what name servers each of your domain names uses right now and if they're the ones needed to point that domain to the semi-dedicated account. As an added feature, we give you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/2.your-domain.com totally free. This will give more credibility to your site, particularly if it is a business one, and you can use these name servers for every other domain that you would like to host inside the semi-dedicated account as well.