The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the group of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL in an Internet browser, your PC asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name must be retrieved. In this way a web 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 site content is required from the correct location, a mail relay server discovers which server handles the e-mails for the domain (MX record) so a message can be delivered to the appropriate mailbox, and so forth. Any change of these sub-records is performed with the help of the company whose name servers are used, permitting you to keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Each domain name 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'll be able to control its name servers easily. This is accomplished through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP and with just a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to update the NS records of a single one or even a number of domain names at a time, which could save you a lot of time and efforts when you have a large number of domains you want to redirect to another provider. You can enter many name servers depending on how many the other company offers you. Additionally we permit you to set up private name servers for any Internet domain registered via our company and in contrast to many other providers we do not charge anything more for this service. The new NS records can be used to redirect any other domain to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs in particular, all domains included in the account on our end can use these name servers.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The name servers for every single domain address that is registered through us could be changed with no more than a few clicks using the sophisticated, although easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all semi-dedicated server plans. It is just as easy to view the current NS records for a particular domain and to verify if they're the ones that are needed for the domain name to be directed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to enable you to manage any domain effortlessly even if you haven't dealt with such matters before. If you'd like, you can also register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not only for the domain name under which they are set up, but also for any other domain that you might want to host in the same account. This option is very useful when you have clients of your own and you want their sites to use your own name servers in lieu of our default ones. The service is available free of charge.