The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL in a browser, your PC asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name must be retrieved. This way a 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 website content is requested from the right location, a mail relay server finds out which server takes care of the emails for the domain address (MX record) to ensure that a message can be forwarded to the right mailbox, and so forth. Any change of these sub-records is conducted through the company whose name servers are employed, so you're able to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every single domain address 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

Controlling the NS records for any domain registered within a shared hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform is going to take you only moments. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to change the name servers not only of one domain name, but even of many domain addresses at a time when you would like to direct them all to the same webhosting provider. Identical steps will also enable you to forward newly transferred domains to our platform because the transfer procedure isn't going to change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still direct to the old host. If you'd like to set up private name servers for a domain address registered on our end, you're going to be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so if you decide to have a company site, as an example, it'll have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for pointing any other domain address to the same account as well, not only the one they are created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are administered using Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with extremely user-friendly interface, which will help you control your domain names easily even if you have not used a web hosting account or a domain up to now. Changing the NS records for each domain registered with our company, viewing the current ones and whether they are accurate or not as to forward that domain name to our cloud hosting platform is also quite easy and requires as little as a couple of clicks. You're also going to be able to register child name servers under any of your domain addresses as an element of the free DNS administration services that we offer you with each and every plan and have and The latter can be used for any domain that you accommodate inside the semi-dedicated account, so if you offer services to third-parties and host their websites, employing this feature is going to give you a lot more credibility as a business.