The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the range of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL within a browser, your PC asks the DNS servers globally where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address ought to be retrieved. With this a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the site content is requested from the proper location, a mail relay server finds out which server manages the emails for the domain address (MX record) so that a message can be forwarded to the right mailbox, and so forth. Any change of these sub-records is performed using the company whose name servers are used, permitting you to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every single Internet domain has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

Taking care of the NS records for any domain registered inside a shared hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform will take you just moments. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to change the name servers not just of one domain address, but even of many domain addresses at once when you intend to point them all to the same website hosting provider. The exact same steps will also allow you to forward newly transferred domain addresses to our platform given that the transfer process will not change the name servers automatically and the domains will still point to the old host. If you wish to set up private name servers for a domain name registered on our end, you are going to be able to do that with just a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company web site, for instance, it's going to have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for directing any other domain address to the same account as well, not only the one they are created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are managed through Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with very user-friendly interface, that will allow you to handle your domain addresses without difficulty even when you have never used a web hosting account or a domain name before. Changing the NS records for each and every domain address registered using our company, viewing the current ones and whether they are accurate or not as to point that domain to our cloud hosting platform is also fairly simple and requires as little as a few mouse clicks. You're also going to be able to register child name servers under each and every one of your domains as a part of the free DNS control services that we offer with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for any domain which you accommodate in the semi-dedicated account, so if you offer services to third-parties and host their websites, using this feature is going to give you far more credibility as a business.