The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the range of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL within an Internet browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain should be retrieved. In this way a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the website content is requested from the right location, a mail relay server finds out which server deals with the emails for the domain (MX record) so that a message can be forwarded to the correct mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is performed using the company whose name servers are used, so that you can keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Each domain address has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you register a domain name within a cloud website hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to take care of its name servers with ease. This can be done through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with just a couple of clicks you'll be able to update the NS records of one or even numerous domains simultaneously, which will save you considerable time and efforts when you have a large number of domain names you want to point to another provider. You can enter numerous name servers depending on how many the other company gives you. We allow you to set up private name servers for any domain name registered with our company and unlike many other providers we do not charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to redirect any other domain address to the hosting platform of the provider whose IPs you have used during the process, so every time you use our IPs for instance, all domain names included in the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to manage the NS records of each domain registered within it easily. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is basically an all-in-one tool for you to manage everything associated with your web presence, provides a very simple and intuitive interface. The section where you will find your domain names is not an exception, so even if you have never had a domain name and a hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones won't take you more than a several clicks. You will also have the ability to see with a glance what name servers every one of your domains uses at the moment and if they're the ones needed to forward that domain to the semi-dedicated account. As an additional feature, we offer 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, particularly when it is a business one, and you may use these name servers for every other domain address that you would like to host in the semi-dedicated account as well.