The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL in a browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain ought to be retrieved. That 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 address and the website content is requested from the correct location, a mail relay server detects which server handles the e-mails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure that a message can be delivered to the right mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is conducted through the company whose name servers are employed, so you can keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every domain has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

If you use a shared hosting plan from our us and you include a new domain name within the account or transfer an existing one from a different provider, you will be able to control its NS records effortlessly via the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, offered with all shared accounts. You are able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain address or even for a number of domain addresses simultaneously with several clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool which is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface is going to make it simple to manage your domain even if it's the first you have ever registered. It takes merely a click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to point a domain to the hosting space on our end and with only a couple of mouse clicks more you'll even be able to register private name servers for any one of the domain addresses that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of each company that you would like the new NS records to forward to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are managed via Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with highly user-friendly interface, which will permit you to control your domain names with ease even if you have not used a web hosting account or a domain address previously. Changing the NS records for any domain registered using our company, viewing the current ones and whether they are accurate or not as to point that domain to our cloud hosting platform is also quite easy and requires just several mouse clicks. You'll also be able to register child name servers under every one of your domains as part of the free DNS management services which we offer you with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for every domain you accommodate inside the semi-dedicated account, so if you offer services to third-parties and host their websites, employing this feature is going to give you far more credibility as a business.