The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the range of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL inside a web browser, your PC asks the DNS servers globally where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name should be retrieved. This way 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 address and the web site content is required from the proper location, a mail relay server discovers which server handles the emails for the domain (MX record) to ensure a message can be sent to the right mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is done through the company whose name servers are used, so you're able to keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for example. Each 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 Web Hosting
In case you register a domain name within a shared web hosting account from our company, you'll be able to manage its name servers with ease. This is accomplished via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP and with just a few clicks you will be able to update the NS records of one or even a number of domain names simultaneously, which will save you time and efforts if you have a huge number of domains that you would like to point to an alternative service provider. You can enter many name servers depending on how many the other provider offers you. Additionally we enable you to set up private name servers for each and every domain address registered via our company and in contrast to many other providers we do not charge anything more for this service. The new NS records can be used to forward 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 example, all domain addresses included in the account on our end can use these name servers.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register a new domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you'll 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 few clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, provided with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have many different domains inside the account, you will be able to update all of them at the same time, which will save you lots of time and clicks. Additionally you can see with ease the name servers which a domain name uses and if they are the proper ones or not for the domain to be directed to the account which you have on our advanced cloud hosting platform. Hepsia will even allow you to set up private name servers under any domain address registered inside the account and use them not only for that domain, but also for any other one that you wish to point to our cloud platform.