The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the range of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL within a browser, your computer asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain name 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 address is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the website content is required from the correct location, a mail relay server finds out which server deals with the emails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure a message can be delivered to the correct mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is performed with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, allowing you to keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Each domain address has no less than two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Hosting

The innovative Hepsia CP, offered with with our hosting products, will permit you to take care of the name servers of any domain registered through our company with simply a few clicks, so even if you have never had a hosting plan or a domain before, you won't encounter any troubles. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, features a very user-friendly interface and it will allow you to modify the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domain names all at once. We also offer you the ability to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for any domain registered inside the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IPs - either ours, if you'll use the child NS to point 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. Different from other providers, we do not charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The name servers for each and every domain name that's registered through our company can be changed with no more than a few mouse clicks using the advanced, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all semi-dedicated server plans. It is just as effortless to view the current NS records for a given domain and to verify if they are the ones that are required for the domain name to be forwarded to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to allow you to handle any domain name easily even if you haven't dealt with such matters before. If you want, you may even register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not just for the domain name under which they're created, but also for any other domain address that you'd like to host inside the same account. This option is very beneficial if you have customers of your own and you want their web sites to use your own name servers in lieu of our default ones. The service is available totally free.