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 most convenient way to forward it to their system and all its sub-records will 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, in case you would like to change some of these records, you'll be able to do it by using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain name 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 get the DNS records of the domain name you are trying to reach. That way the web site that you'll see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers typically 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 what type a hosting provider is going to use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

If you use a shared plan from our company and you add a new domain address inside the account or transfer an existing one from another provider, you'll be able to handle its NS records with ease through the Hepsia website hosting CP, offered with all shared accounts. You are able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain name or even for a number of domains at once with several clicks. This is done via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that's a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface is going to make it simple to control your domain name even if it is the first one you've ever registered. It takes merely a click to see what name servers a domain name uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to point a domain to the hosting space on our end and with only a couple of mouse clicks more you will even be able to register private name servers for any of the domain names that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of any company that you'd like the new NS records to point to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for every domain that's registered through us could be changed with no more than a few clicks using the advanced, although easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It's just as simple to see the current NS records for a specific domain address and to verify if they are the ones that are necessary for the domain name to be forwarded to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to permit you to handle any domain effortlessly even if you have never dealt with such matters before. If you wish, you can also register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not just for the domain under which they're set up, but also for any other domain address that you might want to host inside the very same account. This feature is very handy when you have customers of your own and you want their sites to use your own name servers in lieu of our default ones. The service is absolutely free.