The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL inside a web browser, your PC asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address should be retrieved. That way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain address is so that the latter is mapped to an Internet protocol address and the website content is requested from the proper location, a mail relay server detects which server deals with the e-mails for the domain address (MX record) to ensure that a message can be sent to the needed mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is done using the company whose name servers are employed, allowing you to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Each and every domain name has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

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

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are administered through Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with extremely user-friendly interface, which will permit you to handle your domain addresses with ease even when you haven't used a hosting account or a domain before. Changing the NS records for any domain address registered with our company, viewing the existing ones and whether they are correct or not as to direct that domain name to our cloud hosting platform is also fairly simple and takes just several mouse clicks. You are also going to be able to register child name servers under any of your domain addresses as a part of the free DNS control services that we offer with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for any domain name which you accommodate within the semi-dedicated account, so if you offer services to third-parties and host their sites, using this feature will give you far more credibility as a business.