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 specific hosting provider for your domain name is the easiest way to forward it to their system and all its sub-records are going to 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 on, if you need to change any one of these records, you'll be able to do it through their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain reveal the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the Internet domain you are trying to reach. That way the website that you will 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 is absolutely no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a host company is going to use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Web Hosting

The innovative Hepsia Control Panel, included with with our shared web hosting packages, allows you to take care of the name servers of any domain registered through us with just a few mouse clicks, so even if you have not had a web hosting plan or a domain name before, you won't encounter any issues. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, comes with a very user-friendly interface and will permit you to edit the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domains all at once. We also give you the ability to set up child name servers and for every domain name registered inside the account just as easily and all you need for that is a pair of IP addresses - either ours, if you are going to use the child NS to direct the domain name to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you will use the new records to forward the domain address to their system. Unlike other companies, we don't charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to control the NS records of any domain address registered in it without difficulty. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is essentially an all-in-one tool for you to control everything relevant to your web presence, comes with a very simple and intuitive interface. The section in which you will find your domain addresses isn't an exception, so even if you have never had a domain name and a hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones won't take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. You'll also have the ability to see with a glance what name servers every one of your domain addresses uses presently and if they are the ones required to forward that domain to the semi-dedicated account. As an added feature, we give you the opportunity to create child name servers dns1/ at no extra cost. This will give more credibility to your site, especially if it is a business one, and you can use these name servers for every other domain that you'd like to host within the semi-dedicated account as well.