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 address, so when you open a URL in a 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 must 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 IP address and the website content is required from the proper location, a mail relay server discovers which server handles the emails for the domain address (MX record) so a message can be forwarded to the right mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is conducted using the company whose name servers are employed, permitting you to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Each and every Internet domain has a minimum of two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

Taking care of the NS records for any domain name registered inside a shared hosting account on our top-notch cloud platform is going to take you just moments. Through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool within the Hepsia CP, you'll be able to change the name servers not just of one domain address, but even of multiple domain names simultaneously in case that you need to forward them all to the same website hosting provider. The exact same steps will also allow you to direct newly transferred domain addresses to our platform as the transfer procedure doesn't change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still point to the old host. If you wish to create private name servers for an Internet domain registered on our end, you'll be able to do that with only a few clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company website, as an example, it's going to have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for redirecting any other domain to the same account also, not just the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you invest in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to control the NS records of each domain name registered in it easily. The Hepsia CP, which is in essence an all-in-one tool for you to manage everything related to your web presence, offers a very simple and intuitive interface. The section in which you will find your domain addresses isn't an exception, so even if you haven't had a domain and a hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones will not take you more than a few clicks. You'll also be able to see with a glance what name servers each and every one of your domains uses at the moment and if they're the ones needed to forward that domain name to the semi-dedicated account. As an extra feature, we give you the opportunity to create child name servers dns1/2.your-domain.com at no extra cost. This will give more credibility to your site, especially if it's a business one, and you could use these name servers for any other domain name that you might want to host in the semi-dedicated account as well.