The NS (Name Server) records of a domain point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL in a web browser, your PC asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address must be retrieved. In this way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain name is so that the latter is mapped to an Internet protocol address and the web site content is required from the correct location, a mail relay server detects which server deals with the emails for the domain name (MX record) so that a message can be delivered to the right mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is conducted with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, allowing you to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every domain address has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you use a Linux shared web hosting service from our us and you add a new domain inside the account or transfer an existing one from another company, you are going to be able to manage its NS records effortlessly using the Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all shared accounts. You are able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain or even for many domain addresses at once with several mouse clicks. This is done using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface is going to make it easy to handle your domain even if it's the first you've ever registered. It takes merely a mouse click to see what name servers a domain address uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to direct a domain name to the hosting space on our end and with only a couple of mouse clicks more you'll even be able to register private name servers for any one of the domain names that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of each company that you'd like the new NS records to direct to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to manage the NS records of each domain address registered within it effortlessly. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is in essence an all-in-one tool for you to control everything related to your web presence, provides a very simple and easy-to-use interface. The section where you will find all of your domains is not an exception, so even if you haven't had a domain name and a hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones will not take you more than a several mouse clicks. You will also have the ability to see with a glance what name servers each of your domains uses currently and if they are the ones needed to forward that domain address to the semi-dedicated account. As an extra feature, we offer you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/2.your-domain.com at no extra cost. This will give more credibility to your site, especially when it is a business one, and you could use these name servers for every other domain name that you'd like to host inside the semi-dedicated account as well.