The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, indicate which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given hosting provider for your domain address is the simplest way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records are going to 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 want to edit any of these records, you are going to be able to do it through their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain name point out the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the Internet domain you want to reach. This way the web site that 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's no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what type a web hosting provider is going to use depends exclusively on their preference.

NS Records in Website Hosting

In case you register a domain name within a website hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to handle its name servers with ease. This is done using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP and with just a couple of mouse clicks you will be able to update the NS records of a single one or even several domain addresses simultaneously, which could save you considerable time and efforts in case you have a lot of domains you want to redirect to a different service provider. You can enter numerous name servers depending on how many the other provider offers you. Additionally we allow you to create private name servers for every domain registered using our company and in contrast to many other providers we don't charge anything additional for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to direct any other domain name to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so every time you use our IPs for example, all domains included in the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to manage the NS records of each domain name registered in it with ease. The Hepsia CP, which is essentially an all-in-one tool where you can manage everything related to your web presence, provides a very simple and intuitive interface. The section in which you will find all your domain addresses is not an exception, so even if you have not had a domain and a web hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones won't take you more than a couple of clicks. You are also going to be able to see with a glance what name servers every one of your domain addresses uses presently and if they are the ones needed to point that domain to the semi-dedicated account. As an extra feature, we present you with opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/ 100% free. This will give more credibility to your site, especially if it is a business one, and you could use these name servers for any other domain address that you'd like to host in the semi-dedicated account as well.