The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL in an Internet browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers globally where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address should be retrieved. That way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain name is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the web site content is required from the right location, a mail relay server detects which server takes care of the emails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure a message can be delivered to the appropriate mailbox, and so forth. Any change of these sub-records is conducted through the company whose name servers are employed, allowing you to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Each domain name has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Web Hosting

When you use a web hosting plan from our company and you add a new domain name within the account or transfer an existing one from a different company, you will be able to control its NS records easily through the Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain name or even for many domain names at once with several clicks. This is done via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it easy to handle your domain address even if it's the first you've ever registered. It takes just a mouse click to see what name servers a domain name uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to direct a domain address 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 each of the domain addresses that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of any company that you would like the new NS records to direct to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you register a new domain name within a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you will be able to update its NS records as required without any difficulties even if you haven't 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 domains inside the account, you are going to be able to update all of them at once, which will save you a lot of time and clicks. Additionally you can see with ease the name servers that a domain uses and if they are the correct ones or not in order for the domain name to be pointed to the account that you've got on our innovative cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will also allow you to set up private name servers under any domain address registered inside the account and use them not just for that domain, but also for any other one that you intend to direct to our cloud platform.