The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, indicate which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular host company for your domain is the most effective way to forward 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 if you want to change any of these records, you're going to be able to do it through their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain name reveal the DNS servers which are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to obtain the DNS records of the domain you are attempting to access. That way the website you will see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least 2 NS records. There is absolutely no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so which one a host company will use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

In case you register a domain name within a shared hosting account from our company, you'll be able to manage its name servers with ease. This can be done using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel and with just a couple of mouse clicks you will be able to update the NS records of one or even multiple domain names simultaneously, which will save you time and efforts if you have a large number of domain addresses you want to forward to a different provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other provider gives you. We also allow you to create private name servers for each domain registered with our company and unlike many other companies we do not charge anything more for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to forward any other domain name to the hosting platform of the provider whose IPs you have used during the process, so each time you use our IPs for instance, all domain addresses included in the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you go for a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to control the NS records of each domain registered in it without difficulty. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is basically an all-in-one tool for you to handle everything relevant to your web presence, comes with a very simple and easy-to-use interface. The section in which you will find your domains is not an exception, so even if you haven't had a domain and a hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones won't take you more than a several mouse clicks. You're also going to have the ability to see with a glance what name servers each and every one of your domains uses currently and if they are the ones needed to forward that domain name to the semi-dedicated account. As an additional feature, we present you with opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/ totally free. This will give more credibility to your website, especially when it is a business one, and you could use these name servers for every other domain address that you'd like to host within the semi-dedicated account as well.