The NS (Name Server) records of a domain point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the range of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL inside a browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain must be retrieved. This way a 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 required from the right location, a mail relay server detects which server deals with the emails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure a message can be delivered to the right mailbox, and so forth. Any modification of these sub-records is done with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, enabling you to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every single domain has a minimum of two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Hosting

In case you register a domain name within a hosting account from our company, you're going to be able to control its name servers without difficulty. This is done via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with just a couple of clicks you're going to be able to update the NS records of one or even a number of domain names simultaneously, which can save you considerable time and efforts in case you have a large number of domain names that you'd like to direct to another provider. You can enter numerous name servers depending on how many the other company offers you. Furthermore we allow you to set up private name servers for each and every domain address registered through our company and in contrast to many other companies we don't charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to point any other domain name to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs in particular, all domain addresses added to the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you invest in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to handle the NS records of every domain registered inside it easily. The Hepsia CP, which is essentially an all-in-one tool where you can manage everything related to your web presence, comes with a very simple and intuitive interface. The section where you will find your domain addresses isn't an exception, so even if you have never had a domain address and a web hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones will not take you more than a several mouse clicks. You will also 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 needed to direct that domain to the semi-dedicated account. As an added feature, we give you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/2.your-domain.com 100% free. This will give more credibility to your web site, particularly when it is a business one, and you could use these name servers for any other domain address that you'd like to host in the semi-dedicated account as well.