The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the range of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL inside an Internet browser, your PC asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name should be retrieved. This way a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain is so that the latter is mapped to an Internet protocol address and the web site content is required from the proper location, a mail relay server detects which server manages the e-mails for the domain name (MX record) so that a message can be forwarded to the needed mailbox, and so forth. Any change of these sub-records is performed through the company whose name servers are employed, so you can keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Each domain address has no less than 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you register a domain name within a cloud hosting account from our company, you will be able to control its name servers without difficulty. This is accomplished using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP and with just a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to update the NS records of one or even several domain names at a time, which will save you considerable time and efforts in case you have a large number of domain addresses that you'd like to redirect to a different service provider. You can enter several name servers depending on how many the other provider gives you. In addition we enable you to create private name servers for each Internet domain registered via our company and in contrast to many other companies we do not charge anything extra for this service. The new NS records can be used to point any other domain to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so every time you use our IPs in particular, all domains added to the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to manage the NS records of each domain name registered in it without difficulty. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is basically an all-in-one tool where you can handle everything associated with your web presence, provides a very simple and intuitive interface. The section where you will find all of your domain names is not an exception, so even if you have not had a domain and a website hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones will not take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. You are also going to be able to see with a glance what name servers each of your domain names uses currently and if they're the ones needed to forward that domain name to the semi-dedicated account. As an additional feature, we offer you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/2.your-domain.com free of charge. This will give more credibility to your website, particularly when it's a business one, and you can use these name servers for every other domain name that you might want to host inside the semi-dedicated account as well.