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 specific host company for your domain name is the most effective 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, so if you need to change any of these records, you'll be able to do it using their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain name point out the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to obtain the DNS records of the domain you are attempting to access. In this way the 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 each domain has at least 2 NS records. There is no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what type a web hosting provider is going to use depends completely on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The innovative Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our cloud web hosting packages, will allow you to handle the name servers of each domain address registered through us with just a couple of clicks, so even if you have not had a website hosting plan or a domain address before, you won't encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, comes with a very user-friendly interface and will enable you to modify the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domains simultaneously. We provide you with the chance to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for any domain address registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - either ours, if you'll use the child NS to forward the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you'll use the new records to point the domain name to their system. In contrast to other providers, we don't charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you invest in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to control the NS records of every domain registered within it without difficulty. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is essentially an all-in-one tool where you can manage everything associated with your web presence, provides a very simple and intuitive interface. The section where you will find your domain names is not an exception, so even if you haven't had a domain and a hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. You will also be able to see with a glance what name servers each of your domain addresses uses right now and if they're the ones required to forward that domain address to the semi-dedicated account. As an added feature, we offer you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/2.your-domain.com 100% free. This will give more credibility to your site, especially if it is a business one, and you may use these name servers for any other domain address that you might want to host within the semi-dedicated account as well.