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 selection of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL within a 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 must be retrieved. In this way a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the web site content is requested from the proper location, a mail relay server discovers which server manages the emails for the domain (MX record) so a message can be delivered to the right mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is done using the company whose name servers are used, so you can keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for example. Every single 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 Shared Hosting

If you register a domain name within a shared hosting account from our company, you'll be able to take care of its name servers with ease. This is done using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with a few mouse clicks you'll be able to update the NS records of one or even numerous domains simultaneously, which could save you considerable time and efforts when you have a lot of domains that you'd like to redirect to an alternative service provider. You can enter many name servers depending on how many the other provider gives you. In addition we allow you to set up private name servers for each and every Internet domain registered via our company and in contrast to many other providers we don't charge anything more for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to point any other domain name to the hosting platform of the company whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs for instance, all domain addresses added to the account on our end can use these name servers.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register a new domain address within a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you will be able to update its NS records as required without any problems even if you have never had a domain of your own before. The process takes a couple of mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, provided with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have a number of domains inside the account, you are going to be able to update all of them at once, which can save you lots of time and mouse clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers which a domain uses and if they are the proper ones or not as a way for the domain address to be directed to the account which you have on our advanced cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will even permit you to set up private name servers under any domain address registered in the account and use them not just for that domain name, but also for every other one that you intend to point to our cloud platform.