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 name is the simplest way to forward 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 forth, so if you want to modify any one of these records, you're going to be able to do it through their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain show the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the domain name you are trying to access. That way the site that you will see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain name has at least two NS records. There is absolutely no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what type a hosting provider will use depends entirely on their preference.
NS Records in Shared Hosting
In case you register a domain name inside a shared hosting account from our company, you'll be able to take care of its name servers effortlessly. This is done via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel and with just a couple of clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of a single one or even several domain addresses at the same time, which could save you a lot of time and efforts when you have a large number of domains that you'd like to redirect to a different service provider. You can enter numerous name servers depending on how many the other provider provides you with. In addition we allow you to create private name servers for every single domain address registered using our company and unlike many other companies we do not charge anything more for this service. The new NS records can be used to direct any other domain name to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so when you use our IPs for instance, all domain addresses added to the account on our end can use these name servers.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The name servers for each domain address that's registered through our company could be changed with no more than a few mouse clicks using the sophisticated, although easy-to-use Hepsia CP that is included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It's just as easy to view the current NS records for a given domain and to check if they're the ones that are necessary for the domain to be forwarded to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to allow you to manage any domain address effortlessly even if you have never dealt with such matters before. If you want, you can also register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not just for the domain under which they are set up, but also for any other domain address that you might want to host inside the very same account. This feature is very useful when you have customers of your own and you want their sites to use your own name servers instead of our default ones. The service is free of charge.