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 hosting provider for your domain address 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), etcetera, so if you need to modify any one of these records, you're going to be able to do it via their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain 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 domain you are attempting to access. This way the website that you're going to see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain name has at least two NS records. There isn't any practical difference between the two prefixes, so what type a hosting provider is going to use depends completely on their preference.

NS Records in Web Hosting

The avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our web hosting packages, allows you to manage the name servers of every single domain address registered through our company with only a few clicks, so even when you have never had a website hosting plan or a domain address before, you will not encounter any problems. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, comes with a very user-friendly interface and it'll permit you to edit the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domain addresses all at once. We give you the ability to create child name servers and for every single domain address registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - either ours, if you're going to use the child NS to point the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you will use the new records to redirect the domain name to their system. Different from other providers, we do not charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you register a new domain in a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you're going to be able to update its NS records as required without any issues even if you have never had a domain name of your own before. The process takes a couple of clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, provided with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have many different domains within the account, you're going to be able to update all of them at once, which could save you a great deal of time and clicks. You can also see with ease the name servers that a domain name uses and if they are the correct ones or not for the domain name to be pointed to the account that you have got on our advanced cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will also allow you to set up private name servers under any domain name registered in the account and use them not only for that domain name, but also for any other one that you would like to point to our cloud platform.