The NS (Name Server) records of a domain point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the range of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL in an Internet browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address ought to be retrieved. That 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 Internet protocol address and the website content is requested from the right location, a mail relay server detects which server takes care of the emails for the domain (MX record) to ensure a message can be forwarded to the appropriate mailbox, and so forth. Any change of these sub-records is done through the company whose name servers are employed, allowing you to keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Each domain name has no less than 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Hosting

When you use a Linux hosting service from our company and you include a new domain address inside the account or transfer an existing one from another provider, you're going to be able to handle its NS records easily via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain or even for many domain names at the same time with several mouse clicks. This is done using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool which is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it simple to handle your domain name even if it's the first one you have ever registered. It takes merely a click to see what name servers a domain address uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to direct a domain name to the hosting space on our end and with only a few clicks more you'll even be able to register private name servers for any one of the domains that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of each provider that you'd like the new NS records to point to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you go for a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to control the NS records of each domain address registered in it effortlessly. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is in essence an all-in-one tool for you to deal with everything related to your web presence, offers a very simple and intuitive interface. The section in which you will find all your domain addresses isn't an exception, so even if you haven't had a domain name and a website hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones will not take you more than a couple of clicks. You're also going to be able to see with a glance what name servers each and every one of your domain addresses uses currently and if they are the ones required to forward that domain address to the semi-dedicated account. As an extra feature, we offer you the opportunity to create child name servers dns1/2.your-domain.com at no extra cost. This will give more credibility to your website, especially if it's a business one, and you could use these name servers for any other domain name that you might want to host within the semi-dedicated account as well.