The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the range of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL inside a web browser, your computer asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address ought to 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 web site content is requested from the right location, a mail relay server finds out which server takes care of the emails for the domain name (MX record) so that a message can be delivered to the appropriate mailbox, and so forth. Any change of these sub-records is conducted with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, enabling you to keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for example. Each and 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 Hosting

When you use a Linux shared hosting package from our company and you add a new domain address in the account or transfer an existing one from a different provider, you will be able to control its NS records with ease using the Hepsia website 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 address or even for a group of domains at a time with several clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it simple to manage your domain even if it is the first you have ever registered. It requires 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 address to the hosting space on our end and with a few clicks more you'll even be able to register private name servers for any one of the domains that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of every company that you want the new NS records to point to.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you invest in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to handle the NS records of every domain name registered within it easily. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is basically an all-in-one tool where you can control everything related to your web presence, comes with a very simple and user-friendly interface. The section where you will find all your domain names isn't an exception, so even if you have never had a domain and a hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones is not going to take you more than a few clicks. You're also going to be able to see with a glance what name servers each of your domain addresses uses at the moment and if they are the ones needed to point that domain address to the semi-dedicated account. As an additional feature, we present you with opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/2.your-domain.com free of charge. This will give more credibility to your site, especially when it's a business one, and you may use these name servers for any other domain that you would like to host in the semi-dedicated account as well.