The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, reveal which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given hosting provider for your domain name is the simplest way to direct 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), and so on, so, in case you wish to change any one of these records, you are going to be able to do it via their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain address 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 Internet domain you are attempting to reach. That way the website that you're going to see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain has at least two NS records. There isn't any functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider will use depends completely on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

Taking care of the NS records for any domain registered within a cloud hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform will take you just moments. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia CP, you will be able to change the name servers not only of a single domain, but even of several domain names at a time if you want to point them all to the same website hosting provider. Identical steps will also permit you to forward newly transferred domain addresses to our platform since the transfer process is not going to change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still forward to the old host. If you would like to create private name servers for an Internet domain registered on our end, you'll be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so if you decide to have a company web site, as an example, it will have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for pointing any other domain to the same account as well, not just the one they are created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to control the NS records of any domain registered in it easily. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is essentially an all-in-one tool for you to manage everything relevant to your web presence, provides a very simple and user-friendly interface. The section in which you will find all of your domains is not an exception, so even if you have never had a domain name and a hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones is not going to take you more than a several mouse clicks. You are also going to be able to see with a glance what name servers each of your domain addresses uses presently and if they are the ones required to direct that domain address to the semi-dedicated account. As an added feature, we offer you the opportunity to create child name servers dns1/ free of charge. This will give more credibility to your web site, particularly if it's a business one, and you can use these name servers for any other domain name that you might want to host within the semi-dedicated account as well.