The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the group of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL within a web browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain ought to be retrieved. With this a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain name is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the web site content is requested from the right location, a mail relay server discovers which server manages the emails for the domain (MX record) to ensure a message can be forwarded to the appropriate mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is performed with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, allowing you to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every domain has a minimum of two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you register a domain name inside a cloud hosting account from our company, you will be able to manage its name servers easily. This can be done through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP and with a few clicks you're going to be able to update the NS records of one or even multiple domain addresses at once, which could save you time and efforts in case you have a huge number of domains that you'd like to point to a different service provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other provider provides you with. We enable you to create private name servers for each domain address registered via our company and in contrast to many other providers we don't charge anything extra for this service. The new NS records can be used to forward any other domain to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs in particular, all domain addresses included in the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to handle the NS records of each domain name registered within it effortlessly. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is essentially 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 domain names isn't an exception, so even if you have never had a domain and a website hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones won't take you more than a couple of clicks. You're also going to be able to see with a glance what name servers each of your domain addresses uses right now and if they are the ones required to point that domain to the semi-dedicated account. As an additional feature, we offer you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/ totally free. This will give more credibility to your web site, particularly if it's a business one, and you can use these name servers for any other domain name that you would like to host in the semi-dedicated account as well.