The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, reveal which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular host company for your domain is the most convenient 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), and so on, if you wish to change any one of these records, you are going to be able to do it using their system. Put simply, 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 obtain the DNS records of the domain name you are trying to access. In this way the web site you'll see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain name has at least two NS records. There is absolutely no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a web hosting provider will use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Taking care of the NS records for any domain address registered within a cloud web hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform will take you only seconds. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia CP, you're going to be able to change the name servers not only of a single domain address, but even of many domain addresses at once whenever you need to direct them all to the same webhosting provider. The exact same steps will also allow you to direct newly transferred domain names to our platform since the transfer process will not change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still point to the old host. If you would like to create private name servers for a domain address registered on our end, you're going to be able to do that with only a few clicks and with no additional charge, so if you decide to have a company web site, as an example, it will have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for pointing any other domain address to the same account as well, besides the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register a new domain name within a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, 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 a few clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, provided with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have a number of domain addresses within the account, you are going to be able to update all of them at once, which will save you lots of time and clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers that a domain name uses and if they're the correct ones or not for the domain address to be forwarded to the account that you've got on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will even allow you to set up private name servers under any domain address registered inside the account and use them not only for that domain name, but also for every other one that you would like to point to our cloud platform.