The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the group of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL in a browser, your computer asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address must be retrieved. With this 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 website content is required from the right location, a mail relay server discovers which server handles the emails for the domain address (MX record) to ensure a message can be delivered to the needed mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is performed through the company whose name servers are used, permitting you to keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for example. Each domain has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

If you use a shared hosting service from our company and you include a new domain name in the account or transfer an existing one from another provider, you will be able to handle its NS records easily through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain name or even for a group of domains at once with several mouse clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool which is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it easy to handle your domain name even if it is the first one you have ever registered. It takes just a mouse click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to direct a domain to the hosting space on our end and with only a few mouse clicks more you will 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 IP addresses of each and every provider that you'd like the new NS records to forward to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are administered via Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with highly user-friendly interface, which will help you control your domains without difficulty even when you have never used a hosting account or a domain name previously. Changing the NS records for each domain name registered with our company, viewing the current ones and whether they are accurate or not as to direct that domain name to our cloud hosting platform is also quite easy and requires only a couple of clicks. You'll also be able to register child name servers under each and every one of your domain addresses as an element of the free DNS management services that we provide with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for any domain address you accommodate within the semi-dedicated account, so if you offer services to third-parties and host their web sites, using this feature is going to give you more credibility as a business.