The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, reveal which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given hosting provider for your domain address is the easiest way to point it to their system and all its sub-records will be handled 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 need to edit some of these records, you're going to be able to do it via their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain name point out 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 name you are trying to access. This way the website you will see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain has at least two NS records. There isn't any practical difference between the two prefixes, so which one a website hosting provider will use depends completely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Web Hosting

The outstanding Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared web hosting products, will allow you to manage the name servers of each and every domain name registered through our company with simply a couple of mouse clicks, so even though you may have never had a web hosting plan or a domain address before, you simply won't encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and will permit you to modify the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domain addresses together. We provide you with the ability to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for every single domain registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IPs - either ours, if you will use the child NS to point the domain address to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you will use the new records to direct the domain to their system. In contrast to other companies, we do not charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for every domain name that is registered through our company could be changed with no more than a few mouse clicks through the advanced, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all semi-dedicated server plans. It's just as easy to view the current NS records for a given domain name and to determine if they're the ones that are necessary for the domain to be forwarded to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to permit you to manage any domain address with ease even if you have never dealt with such matters before. If you would like, you can also register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not only for the domain name under which they're set up, but also for any other domain address that you would like to host within the very same account. This option is very useful when you have customers of your own and you want their websites to use your own name servers instead of our default ones. The service is available absolutely free.