Our Nameservers (NS)

ScalaHosting Nameservers are:

  • ns1.scalahosting.com
  • ns2.scalahosting.com

You may also refer to our article “What are my nameservers” to learn how to verify this information.

What is a Nameserver

Nameservers are a segment of what makes up the Domain Name System (DNS). The latter is required each time a visitor tries to access a website. The nameserver is what helps match friendly domain names into numerical IP addresses.

The process works as follows;

  1. You type a domain name such as “www.scalahosting.com” into your web browser
  2. The browser sends the domain name to the associated nameservers
  3. The nameservers respond with the IP address of the website
  4. The browser sends a request for the content from that IP address
  5. The website sends the content to the browser

The ultimate goal of nameservers and the DNS is to point requests towards your website.

When to Update Nameservers

When using ScalaHosting plans, you may opt to register a domain name with a different registrar. If so, you will need to modify your domain name towards ScalaHosting nameservers. You can do this from your domain name management dashboard.

All changes to DNS settings will take time to propagate. The typical duration for this is between 24 to 72 hours.

Rado

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Working in the web hosting industry for over 13 years, Rado has inevitably got some insight into the industry. A digital marketer by education, Rado is always putting himself in the client's shoes, trying to see what's best for THEM first. A man of the fine detail, you can often find him spending 10+ minutes wondering over a missing comma or slightly skewed design.

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