The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific hosting provider for your domain is the easiest way to direct 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, so, in case you wish to edit any of these records, you'll be able to do it by using their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain name show the DNS servers which 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 reach. That way the website that you're going to see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain address has at least 2 NS records. There isn't any sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what type a web hosting provider is going to use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

When you use a Linux shared hosting package from our company and you include a new domain inside the account or transfer an existing one from a different company, you're going to be able to control its NS records easily using the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain or even for a number of domain names at the same time with several clicks. This is done using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that's a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it easy to control your domain address even if it's the first you've ever registered. It requires just a mouse click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to point a domain address 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 one of the domains that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of any provider that you want the new NS records to forward to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you register a new domain address inside a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you will be able to update its NS records as required without any issues even if you have not had a domain address of your own before. The process takes several clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, included with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have a number of domain addresses in the account, you'll be able to update all of them at the same time, which could save you lots of time and clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers that a domain name uses and if they are the correct ones or not in order for the domain name to be directed to the account that you have got on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will even allow you to set up private name servers under any domain name registered in the account and use them not only for that domain, but also for any other one that you would like to point to our cloud platform.