The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, show 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 easiest way to point 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), and so forth, so if you want to change some of these records, you will be able to do it by using their system. In other words, 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 get the DNS records of the domain you want to reach. This way the site that you'll see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain address has at least 2 NS records. There's no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what type a website hosting provider will use depends completely on their preference.

NS Records in Web Hosting

The avant-garde Hepsia CP, which comes with our web hosting packages, allows you to control the name servers of every single domain registered through us with just a few mouse clicks, so even though you may have not had a web hosting plan or a domain before, you simply won't encounter any problems. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and it'll permit you to change the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domain names simultaneously. In addition we provide you with the chance to create child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for any domain registered inside the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IPs - either ours, if you are going to use the child NS to point the domain name to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you'll use the new records to redirect the domain to their system. In contrast to other companies, we don't charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you go for a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to manage the NS records of each domain address registered within it easily. The Hepsia CP, which is in essence an all-in-one tool where you can control everything associated with your web presence, provides a very simple and intuitive interface. The section where you will find all your domains isn't an exception, so even if you haven't had a domain and a hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones will not take you more than a few clicks. You will also be able to see with a glance what name servers each and every one of your domain addresses uses presently and if they are the ones required to point that domain to the semi-dedicated account. As an added feature, we give you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/2.your-domain.com at no extra cost. This will give more credibility to your site, especially when it is a business one, and you may use these name servers for every other domain address which you want to host within the semi-dedicated account as well.