The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the range of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL within an Internet browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain name 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 right location, a mail relay server discovers which server takes care of the emails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure that a message can be sent to the appropriate mailbox, and so forth. Any modification of these sub-records is performed using the company whose name servers are used, allowing you to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every single domain address has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

Taking care of the NS records for any domain address registered in a cloud hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform will take you merely seconds. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to change the name servers not just of a single domain name, but even of many domain names at the same time in case that you intend to point them all to the same hosting provider. The exact same steps will also permit you to point newly transferred domain addresses to our platform because the transfer process will not change the name servers automatically and the domain addresses will still point to the old host. If you wish to set up private name servers for a domain registered on our end, you'll be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so if you have a company web site, as an example, it will have more credibility if it uses name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for directing any other domain to the same account as well, besides the one they're created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for each domain address that's registered through us may be changed with no more than a few mouse clicks using the advanced, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It's just as simple to view the current NS records for a particular domain address and to check if they're the ones that are needed for the domain to be forwarded to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to permit you to manage any domain name effortlessly even if you haven't dealt with such matters before. If you would 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're set up, but also for any other domain name that you would like to host in the exact same account. This option is very useful when you have clients of your own and you want their websites to use your own name servers in lieu of our default ones. The service is available totally free.