The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL within a browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address ought to be retrieved. With this 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 required from the right location, a mail relay server finds out which server manages the emails for the domain address (MX record) to ensure a message can be sent to the appropriate mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is performed using the company whose name servers are used, enabling 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, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Web Hosting

If you use a web hosting from our company and you add a new domain address within the account or transfer an existing one from a different provider, you are going to be able to control its NS records with ease using the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain address or even for many domain names at the same time with several mouse clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that's a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it simple to manage your domain name even if it's the first you have ever registered. It requires simply a mouse click to see what name servers a domain name uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to point a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with only a couple of mouse clicks more you will even be able to register private name servers for any of the domains that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of every provider that you want the new NS records to direct to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you register a new domain name in a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you are going to be able to update its NS records as required without any problems even if you haven't had a domain of your own before. The process takes a few mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, which comes with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have many domain names in the account, you are going to be able to update all of them at once, which will save you quite a lot of time and clicks. You can also see with ease the name servers that a domain uses and if they are the proper ones or not as a way for the domain name to be directed to the account that you have got on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will even enable you to create private name servers under any domain address registered in the account and use them not only for that domain address, but also for every other one that you wish to direct to our cloud platform.