The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL in a web browser, your computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain ought to be retrieved. In 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 and the website content is required from the proper location, a mail relay server finds out which server deals with the emails for the domain address (MX record) so that a message can be delivered to the appropriate mailbox, and so forth. Any change of these sub-records is performed through the company whose name servers are employed, so that you can keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every single domain has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain registered within a shared hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform is going to take you only moments. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia CP, you'll be able to change the name servers not only of a single domain address, but even of numerous domains at once if you need to point them all to the same hosting company. Identical steps will also permit you to forward newly transferred domains to our platform given that the transfer process will not change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still point to the old host. If you would like to set up private name servers for an Internet domain registered on our end, you're going to be able to do that with only a couple of clicks and with no additional charge, so if you have a company web site, as an example, it'll have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for directing any other domain address to the same account as well, not just the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are handled via Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with extremely user-friendly interface, which will permit you to handle your domain addresses effortlessly even when you haven't used a web hosting account or a domain name up to now. Changing the NS records for any domain address registered with our company, viewing the current ones and whether they are right or not as to forward that domain name to our cloud hosting platform is also quite simple and takes as little as several mouse clicks. You're also going to be able to register child name servers under every one of your domain names as a part of the free DNS administration services which we offer with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for each and every domain which you accommodate in the semi-dedicated account, so if you provide services to third-parties and host their web sites, using this feature will give you more credibility as a business.