The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, reveal which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given hosting provider for your domain is the most convenient way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records will 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 want to modify any of these records, you will be able to do it via 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 retrieve the DNS records of the Internet domain you want to access. That way the site that you will see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any practical difference between the two prefixes, so what type a web hosting provider will use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you use a Linux shared website hosting package from our us and you add a new domain within the account or transfer an existing one from another provider, you'll be able to handle its NS records easily using the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided 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 several domain names at a time with several mouse clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it easy to manage your domain name even if it's the first you've ever registered. It takes merely a mouse click to see what name servers a domain address uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to direct a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with only a couple of mouse clicks more you'll even be able to register private name servers for any one of the domain names that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of each and every company that you want the new NS records to forward to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you register a new domain address within a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you'll be able to update its NS records as needed without any problems even if you haven't had a domain address of your own before. The process takes a few clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, provided with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have many domain names inside the account, you're going to 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 are the right ones or not in order for the domain to be pointed to the account that you have got on our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will permit you to set up private name servers under any domain address registered within the account and use them not just for that domain, but also for every other one that you intend to direct to our cloud platform.