The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL within a web browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name must be retrieved. With this a web 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 proper location, a mail relay server finds out which server deals with the e-mails for the domain (MX record) to ensure a message can be delivered to the right mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is done through the company whose name servers are employed, so that you can keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for example. Each domain name has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use a cloud website hosting plan from our company and you add a new domain within the account or transfer an existing one from another provider, you'll be able to handle its NS records easily using the Hepsia web 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 several domain addresses at a time with several mouse clicks. This is done using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it simple to control your domain name even if it is the first you have ever registered. It requires simply a mouse click to see what name servers a domain address uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to point a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with only a few clicks more you will even be able to register private name servers for each of the domain addresses that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of each provider that you would like the new NS records to direct to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you register a new domain address in 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 difficulties even if you have not had a domain address of your own before. The process takes a couple of mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly administration tool, included with our semi-dedicated plans. If you have many different domain addresses in the account, you'll be able to update all of them simultaneously, which can 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 right ones or not in order for the domain to be forwarded to the account that you've got on our innovative cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will allow you to create private name servers under any domain registered within the account and use them not just for that domain, but also for any other one that you want to direct to our cloud platform.