The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL within an Internet browser, your computer asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address should be retrieved. This way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain address is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the web site content is required from the proper location, a mail relay server detects which server manages the e-mails for the domain (MX record) so a message can be delivered to the correct mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is performed through the company whose name servers are employed, so you can keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for example. Each and every domain has a minimum of two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.
NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you register a domain name within a cloud website hosting account from our company, you're going to be able to handle its name servers easily. This is accomplished via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP and with only a few clicks you'll be able to update the NS records of one or even several domains at the same time, which can save you time and efforts when you have a lot of domain addresses that you would like to direct to an alternative service provider. You can enter several name servers depending on how many the other company offers you. We also enable you to create private name servers for each Internet domain registered via our company and in contrast to many other companies we don't charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to point any other domain address to the hosting platform of the provider whose IPs you have used during the process, so when you use our IPs for instance, all domain addresses included in the account on our end can use these name servers.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you register a new domain within a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you will be able to update its NS records as needed without any issues even if you haven't had a domain address of your own before. The process takes a couple of mouse clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly administration tool, provided with our semi-dedicated plans. If you have multiple domains inside the account, you'll be able to update all of them simultaneously, which can save you a great deal of time and mouse clicks. You can also see with ease the name servers that a domain name uses and if they're the correct ones or not as a way for the domain address to be pointed to the account that you have on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will even allow you to set up private name servers under any domain registered inside the account and use them not only for that domain, but also for any other one that you wish to direct to our cloud platform.