The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL within a web 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 name should be retrieved. That 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 Internet protocol address and the site content is required from the correct location, a mail relay server discovers which server takes care of the e-mails for the domain (MX record) to ensure that a message can be delivered to the right mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is conducted through the company whose name servers are employed, permitting you to keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Every single Internet domain has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

The innovative Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our shared hosting plans, allows you to deal with the name servers of each and every domain name registered through our company with only a few clicks, so even though you may have not had a web hosting plan or a domain address before, you won't encounter any issues. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, comes with a very user-friendly interface and it will permit you to change the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domains all at once. Additionally we provide you with the opportunity to create child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for every domain address registered in the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - either ours, if you'll use the child NS to direct the domain name to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you'll use the new records to direct the domain address to their system. Unlike other companies, we don't charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The name servers for every domain which is registered through us could be changed with no more than a few clicks via the advanced, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP that comes with all semi-dedicated server plans. It's just as effortless to see the current NS records for a given domain and to verify if they're the ones that are needed for the domain name to be directed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to permit you to manage any domain address with ease even if you haven't dealt with such matters before. If you'd like, you can even register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not only for the domain under which they're created, but also for any other domain that you might want to host in the same account. This option is very beneficial when you have customers of your own and you want their websites to use your own name servers in lieu of our default ones. The service is absolutely free.