The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, reveal 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 most convenient 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, if you wish to modify any of these records, you are going to be able to do it through their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain address point out the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the domain name you want to reach. That way the site you will see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least 2 NS records. There is no functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a website hosting provider is going to use depends only on their preference.
NS Records in Shared Hosting
If you register a domain name in a shared hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to handle its name servers effortlessly. This is accomplished via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP and with only a few clicks you'll be able to update the NS records of a single one or even several domain names at a time, which will save you considerable time and efforts in case you have a huge number of domains that you would like to direct to another provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other company offers you. In addition we enable you to set up private name servers for any Internet domain registered through our company and unlike many other providers we don't charge anything extra for this service. The new NS records can be used to forward any other domain name to the hosting platform of the company whose IPs you have used during the process, so each time you use our IPs for example, all domain names added to the account on our end can use these name servers.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you invest in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to control the NS records of each domain name registered in it without difficulty. The Hepsia CP, which is in essence an all-in-one tool where you can handle everything relevant to your web presence, offers a very simple and intuitive interface. The section where you will find your domains isn't an exception, so even if you have not had a domain address and a website hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones won't take you more than a few clicks. You'll also have the ability to see with a glance what name servers each and every one of your domain addresses uses at the moment and if they are the ones needed to forward that domain address to the semi-dedicated account. As an additional 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 can use these name servers for every other domain name that you would like to host in the semi-dedicated account as well.