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 specific hosting provider 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, in case you want to edit any of these records, you'll be able to do it through their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain name reveal 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 Internet domain you want to reach. This way the website you will see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain name has at least 2 NS records. There's no functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider is going to use depends completely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

The avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our shared hosting packages, will allow you to manage the name servers of every single domain registered through us with only a couple of clicks, so even if you have never had a web hosting plan or a domain name before, you won't encounter any problems. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, features a very user-friendly interface and it'll enable you to modify the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domain names all at once. Additionally we provide you with the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for every single domain registered inside the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - either ours, if you are going to use the child NS to direct the domain address to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you will use the new records to point the domain address to their system. Unlike other companies, we do not charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to handle the NS records of any domain name registered inside it with ease. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is in essence an all-in-one tool for you to control everything related to your web presence, offers a very simple and intuitive interface. The section in which you will find your domains is not an exception, so even if you haven't had a domain address and a web hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones is not going to take you more than a several clicks. You're also going to have the ability to see with a glance what name servers each of your domains uses right now and if they are the ones required to forward that domain address to the semi-dedicated account. As an extra feature, we give you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/2.your-domain.com totally free. This will give more credibility to your site, especially if it is a business one, and you may use these name servers for every other domain which you want to host within the semi-dedicated account as well.