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 address is the easiest way to forward 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), etcetera, so if you wish to edit any one of these records, you will be able to do it using their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain reveal the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the domain name you are trying to reach. In this way the website you will see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain has at least two NS records. There is no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a host company is going to use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Website Hosting

In case you register a domain name inside a website hosting account from our company, you're going to be able to take care of its name servers with ease. This is accomplished using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with only a few clicks you'll be able to update the NS records of one or even a number of domain addresses at the same time, which can save you time and efforts in case you have a huge number of domain addresses that you'd like to forward to an alternative provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other company provides you with. We allow you to create private name servers for every single domain registered through our company and in contrast to many other companies we do not charge anything extra for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to forward any other domain to the hosting platform of the provider whose IPs you have used during the process, so every time you use our IPs in particular, all domain names added to the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for each domain name that's registered through us can be changed with no more than a few mouse clicks using the leading-edge, although easy-to-use Hepsia CP that is included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It's just as easy to see the current NS records for a given domain and to verify if they are the ones that are needed for the domain name to be directed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to enable you to manage any domain name effortlessly even if you have not dealt with such matters before. If you want, you may even register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not only for the domain address under which they're set up, but also for any other domain that you would like to host within the exact same account. This option is very useful if 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 available free of charge.