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 specific host company for your domain name is the easiest way to forward it to their system and all its sub-records will be taken care of on their end. This includes A (the IP address of the server/website), MX (mail server), TXT (free text), SRV (services), CNAME (forwarding), and so on, if you would like to change any one of these records, you'll be able to do it through their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain name show the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to obtain the DNS records of the Internet domain you want to reach. That way the website you'll see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least two NS records. There is absolutely no functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider will use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use a Linux cloud website hosting package from our us and you add a new domain in the account or transfer an existing one from another company, you'll be able to handle its NS records easily via the Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain name or even for several domain addresses simultaneously with several mouse clicks. This is done using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it simple to manage your domain even if it is the first you've ever registered. It takes simply a click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to point a domain name to the hosting space on our end and with a few mouse clicks more you will even be able to register private name servers for any of the domains that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of each company that you want the new NS records to forward to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you register a new domain address within a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you'll be able to update its NS records as needed without any issues even if you have never had a domain of your own before. The process takes a few mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, which comes with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have a number of domain names in the account, you are going to be able to update all of them at once, which could save you lots of time and mouse clicks. Additionally you can see with ease the name servers which a domain name uses and if they are the correct ones or not in order for the domain name to be pointed to the account that you have got on our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will allow you to create private name servers under any domain address registered inside the account and use them not only for that domain name, but also for every other one that you want to direct to our cloud platform.