The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, indicate which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific hosting provider for your domain is the simplest 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, in case you would like to change any one of these records, you will be able to do it via their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain address show the DNS servers which 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 domain name you are trying to access. That way the site you will see will be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least two NS records. There isn't any sensible difference between the two prefixes, so which one a website hosting provider is going to use depends exclusively on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Web Hosting

The avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared web hosting products, allows you to take care of the name servers of each and every domain address registered through our company with just a couple of mouse clicks, so even though you may haven't had a hosting plan or a domain address before, you'll not encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, features a very user-friendly interface and it'll enable you to edit the NS records of any domain or even a number of domains together. We also provide you with the ability to set up child name servers and for every domain address registered in 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 provider if you'll use the new records to point the domain name to their system. Different from other providers, we don't charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to control the NS records of every domain name registered inside it with ease. The Hepsia CP, which is essentially an all-in-one tool where you can control everything associated with your web presence, comes with a very simple and easy-to-use interface. The section in which you will find all of your domains is not 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 is not going to take you more than a several mouse clicks. You will also be able to see with a glance what name servers each and every one of your domain names uses at the moment and if they're the ones required to point that domain to the semi-dedicated account. As an extra feature, we offer you the opportunity to create child name servers dns1/ at no extra cost. This will give more credibility to your web site, especially if it is a business one, and you could use these name servers for any other domain that you'd like to host inside the semi-dedicated account as well.