The NS (Name Server) records of a domain point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL inside an Internet browser, your computer asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain must be retrieved. In this way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the website content is required from the right location, a mail relay server finds out which server manages the emails for the domain address (MX record) so that a message can be delivered to the right mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is done with the help of the company whose name servers are used, so you can keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Every single domain has no less than two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Web Hosting

If you use a Linux web hosting from our us and you register a new domain in the account or transfer an existing one from a different company, you will be able to handle its NS records easily through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with all shared accounts. You'll be able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain name or even for a group of domains at once with several clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool which is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it simple to handle your domain even if it is the first you have ever registered. It takes just a mouse click to see what name servers a domain name uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to point a domain to the hosting space on our end and with only a few mouse clicks more you are going to even be able to register private name servers for any of the domain addresses that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of each provider that you want the new NS records to point to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to manage the NS records of any domain registered in it with ease. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is basically an all-in-one tool where you can control everything associated with your web presence, provides a very simple and intuitive interface. The section in which you will find all your domains is not an exception, so even if you haven't had a domain and a website hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones will not take you more than a few clicks. You'll also be able to see with a glance what name servers each of your domain addresses uses at the moment and if they're the ones required to direct that domain to the semi-dedicated account. As an extra feature, we give you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/2.your-domain.com totally free. This will give more credibility to your web site, especially when it is a business one, and you can use these name servers for any other domain address that you would like to host within the semi-dedicated account as well.