The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL in a browser, your PC asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain should be retrieved. In this way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the web site content is requested from the correct location, a mail relay server finds out which server manages the e-mails for the domain (MX record) so a message can be delivered to the right mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is done through the company whose name servers are used, so that you can keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Each and every domain has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you use a cloud web hosting service from our company and you add a new domain name in the account or transfer an existing one from another provider, you'll be able to control its NS records easily using the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, offered with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain address or even for a group of domain addresses at the same time with several clicks. This is done via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that's a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it easy to handle your domain name even if it is the first you've ever registered. It requires simply a mouse click to see what name servers a domain address uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to forward a domain to the hosting space on our end and with only a few clicks more you are going to 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 IP addresses of each provider that you'd like the new NS records to direct to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you register a new domain address inside 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 have never had a domain of your own before. The process takes a couple of clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, which comes with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have many different domains within the account, you'll be able to update all of them at the same time, which will save you a great deal of time and mouse clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers that a domain uses and if they're the right ones or not as a way for the domain name to be forwarded to the account that you've got on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will enable you to set up private name servers under any domain name registered inside the account and use them not just for that domain name, but also for any other one that you intend to direct to our cloud platform.