The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the group of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL in a web browser, your computer asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain should be retrieved. This way a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain name is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the web site content is required from the right location, a mail relay server finds out which server handles the emails for the domain (MX record) so a message can be sent to the correct mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is done using the company whose name servers are employed, permitting you to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every domain has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Web Hosting

If you use a Linux web hosting service from our company and you register a new domain address in the account or transfer an existing one from a different company, you will be able to handle its NS records easily using the Hepsia website 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 or even for a number of domain names at a time with several clicks. This is done via 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've ever registered. It takes merely a click to see what name servers a domain 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 few mouse clicks more you are going to even be able to register private name servers for any of the domain addresses that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of every provider that you would like the new NS records to forward to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you invest in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to manage the NS records of any domain registered within it effortlessly. The Hepsia CP, which is basically an all-in-one tool where you can manage everything associated with your web presence, provides a very simple and user-friendly interface. The section in which you will find all your domain addresses isn't an exception, so even if you have not had a domain address and a web hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones will not take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. You're also going to be able to see with a glance what name servers each and every one of your domains uses right now and if they're the ones required to forward that domain to the semi-dedicated account. As an extra feature, we present you with opportunity to create child name servers dns1/ totally free. This will give more credibility to your site, particularly when it is a business one, and you could use these name servers for every other domain address that you might want to host inside the semi-dedicated account as well.