The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL in an Internet browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain ought to be retrieved. In this way a 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 requested from the correct location, a mail relay server discovers which server handles the e-mails for the domain (MX record) to ensure a message can be delivered to the needed mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is performed through the company whose name servers are used, permitting you to keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for example. Each and every domain name has a minimum of two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain name registered in a shared hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform is going to take you just moments. Using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia CP, you will be able to change the name servers not just of one domain, but even of several domain addresses at the same time whenever you intend to point them all to the same website hosting provider. Identical steps will also permit you to point newly transferred domain names to our platform as the transfer process is not going to change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still redirect to the old host. If you want to create private name servers for a domain address registered on our end, you'll be able to do that with a few mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so when you have a company website, as an example, it will have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The new private name servers can be used for forwarding any other domain name to the same account also, besides the one they are created for.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you register a new domain inside a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you're going to be able to update its NS records as required without any troubles even if you have never had a domain name of your own before. The process takes a couple of clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, included with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have several domains within the account, you will be able to update all of them simultaneously, which could save you a lot of time and mouse clicks. Additionally you can see with ease the name servers which a domain name uses and if they're the proper ones or not for the domain address to be pointed to the account that you've got on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will even allow you to set up private name servers under any domain address registered within the account and use them not only for that domain address, but also for every other one that you intend to point to our cloud platform.