The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL in a web browser, your computer asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name ought to be retrieved. This way a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain address is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the website content is requested from the correct location, a mail relay server discovers which server handles the e-mails for the domain (MX record) to ensure that a message can be forwarded to the correct mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is done through the company whose name servers are employed, so you can keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Each and every domain name has at least two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Hosting

The outstanding Hepsia Control Panel, included with with our hosting packages, will allow you to handle the name servers of each and every domain name registered through us with simply a couple of mouse clicks, so even if you have not had a web hosting plan or a domain address before, you won't encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and will permit you to edit the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domain addresses simultaneously. Additionally we provide you with the ability to create child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for each domain registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a pair of IP addresses - either ours, if you will use the child NS to direct the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you will use the new records to redirect the domain address to their system. Unlike other companies, we do not charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you register a new domain address within a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you're going to be able to update its NS records as required without any problems even if you have not had a domain of your own before. The process takes a couple of clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, provided with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have many domain names inside the account, you're going to be able to update all of them simultaneously, which could save you lots of time and mouse clicks. You can also see with ease the name servers which a domain name uses and if they're the proper ones or not in order for the domain name to be directed to the account that you've got on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will even allow you to set up private name servers under any domain address registered inside the account and use them not just for that domain name, but also for any other one that you would like to direct to our cloud platform.