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 specific host company for your domain name is the easiest way to point it to their system and all its sub-records are going to be managed on their end. This includes A (the IP address of the server/website), MX (mail server), TXT (free text), SRV (services), CNAME (forwarding), etc, so if you wish to change any of these records, you are going to be able to do it via their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain reveal the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the Internet domain you are attempting to access. This way the site you will see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain address has at least two NS records. There's no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what type a website hosting provider will use depends exclusively on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you register a domain name in a cloud website hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to control its name servers without difficulty. This is done through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel and with a few clicks you're going to be able to update the NS records of one or even several domains at a time, which could save you considerable time and efforts if you have a large number of domains that you would like to direct to another provider. You can enter several name servers depending on how many the other provider provides you with. In addition we allow you to create private name servers for any domain address registered through 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 direct any other domain to the hosting platform of the provider whose IPs you have used during the process, so when you use our IPs for example, all domain names added to the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are handled via Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with highly user-friendly interface, which will permit you to handle your domains effortlessly even when you haven't used a hosting account or a domain up to now. Changing the NS records for each and every domain registered with our company, viewing the current ones and whether they are correct or not as to forward that domain to our cloud hosting platform is also quite easy and requires as little as a few mouse clicks. You're also going to be able to register child name servers under each and every one of your domain names as an element of the free DNS management services we offer with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for any domain you accommodate in the semi-dedicated account, so if you offer services to third-parties and host their sites, using this feature is going to give you far more credibility as a business.