The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, point out 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 most effective way to forward 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, if you wish to change any one of these records, you will be able to do it by using their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain point out the DNS servers which 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 name you are attempting to access. In this way the web site that you'll see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a hosting provider will use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

When you use a Linux shared hosting plan from our us and you add a new domain address within the account or transfer an existing one from a different provider, you're going to be able to control its NS records effortlessly through the Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain name or even for several domains at a time with several mouse clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that's a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface is going to make it simple to control your domain even if it's the first one you've ever registered. It takes just a click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to direct a domain to the hosting space on our end and with only a couple of 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 any company that you want the new NS records to forward to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for every single domain that is registered through our company can be changed with no more than a few clicks from the advanced, though easy-to-use Hepsia CP that comes with all semi-dedicated server plans. It's just as effortless to view the current NS records for a specific domain and to verify if they are the ones that are necessary for the domain address to be forwarded to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to enable you to control any domain effortlessly even if you have never dealt with such matters before. If you want, you may even register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not only for the domain under which they are set up, but also for any other domain address that you would like to host in the exact same account. This feature is very handy if you have customers of your own and you want their web sites to use your own name servers instead of our default ones. The service is available absolutely free.