The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, indicate which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific host company for your domain is the easiest way to point 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), etcetera, so, in case you would like to change any of these records, you'll be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain 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 domain name you are trying to reach. In this way the web site you will see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a host company is going to use depends completely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Website Hosting

Taking care of the NS records for any domain address registered inside a shared website hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform is going to take you only moments. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia CP, you are going to be able to change the name servers not just of a single domain name, but even of multiple domain names at a time if you need to direct them all to the same hosting provider. Exactly the same steps will also permit you to forward newly transferred domain addresses to our platform because the transfer process will not change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still forward to the old host. If you want to create private name servers for a domain name registered on our end, you are going to be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so if you decide to have a company website, as an example, it's going to have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for directing any other domain name to the same account also, besides the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you register a new domain within a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you're going to be able to update its NS records as required without any troubles even if you have not had a domain name of your own before. The process takes several mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, which comes with our semi-dedicated plans. If you have multiple domain names in the account, you will be able to update all of them at the same time, which could save you a great deal of time and clicks. You can also see with ease the name servers which a domain address uses and if they're the correct ones or not in order for the domain address to be directed to the account which you have on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will also enable you to set up private name servers under any domain registered within the account and use them not only for that domain name, but also for every other one that you would like to direct to our cloud platform.