The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL within a web browser, your PC asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name should be retrieved. In this way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain address is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the web site content is required from the proper location, a mail relay server detects which server manages the emails for the domain (MX record) so that a message can be sent to the appropriate mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is conducted with the help of the company whose name servers are used, enabling you to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every single domain address has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Website Hosting

Controlling the NS records for any domain name registered in a website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform will take you only seconds. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to change the name servers not just of a single domain, but even of multiple domain names at a time if you want to direct them all to the same hosting provider. The exact same steps will also enable you to point newly transferred domain addresses to our platform because the transfer process doesn't change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still redirect to the old host. If you want to set up private name servers for an Internet domain registered on our end, you are going to be able to do that with only a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company website, as an example, it'll have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for directing any other domain name to the same account as well, besides the one they are created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you register a new domain in a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you're going to be able to update its NS records as needed without any problems even if you have never had a domain address of your own before. The process takes a few clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, provided with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have many domain names within the account, you're going to be able to update all of them at once, which will save you quite a lot of time and clicks. Additionally you can see with ease the name servers which a domain uses and if they're the correct ones or not in order for the domain name to be pointed to the account that you have on our advanced cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will also allow you to create private name servers under any domain address registered inside the account and use them not only for that domain name, but also for every other one that you want to direct to our cloud platform.