The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the group of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL in an Internet browser, your PC asks the DNS servers globally where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain should be retrieved. With this a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain name is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the site content is requested from the proper location, a mail relay server detects which server deals with the e-mails for the domain address (MX record) to ensure a message can be forwarded to the appropriate mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is performed with the help of the company whose name servers are used, permitting you to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every domain name has a minimum of two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you register a domain name in a cloud website hosting account from our company, you'll be able to handle its name servers effortlessly. This can be done using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with just a couple of clicks you will be able to update the NS records of one or even numerous domain names at once, which can save you considerable time and efforts in case you have a huge number of domain names that you'd like to point to an alternative service provider. You can enter multiple name servers depending on how many the other company gives you. We allow you to set up private name servers for every single domain name registered with our company and unlike many other providers we don't charge anything additional for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to forward any other domain address to the hosting platform of the company whose IPs you have used during the process, so when you use our IPs for example, all domains included in the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register a new domain in a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you will be able to update its NS records as needed without any problems even if you have never had a domain address of your own before. The process takes a few mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly administration tool, included with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have many different domain names within the account, you'll be able to update all of them at the same time, which could save you a great deal of time and mouse clicks. Additionally you can see with ease the name servers that a domain name uses and if they are the correct ones or not as a way for the domain address to be forwarded to the account that you've got on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will even permit you to create private name servers under any domain name registered in the account and use them not just for that domain name, but also for every other one that you wish to point to our cloud platform.