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, so when you open a URL in a browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain 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 address and the site content is required from the correct location, a mail relay server finds out which server takes care of the emails for the domain address (MX record) so that 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 used, so you can keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every single domain name has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

The outstanding Hepsia CP, included with with our cloud hosting plans, allows you to deal with the name servers of each and every domain registered through us with only a couple of clicks, so even when you haven't had a website hosting plan or a domain name before, you won't encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, features a very user-friendly interface and it'll permit you to change the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domain names all at once. We also offer you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for any domain name registered inside the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - either ours, if you are going to use the child NS to forward the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you'll use the new records to point the domain address to their system. In contrast to other providers, we do not charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts are managed through Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with very user-friendly interface, which will allow you to control your domain addresses without difficulty even when you haven't used a web hosting account or a domain before. Changing the NS records for each domain registered with our company, viewing the current ones and whether they are right or not as to point that domain to our cloud hosting platform is also quite easy and takes only a couple of mouse clicks. You will also be able to register child name servers under every one of your domain addresses as a part of the free DNS administration services that we provide with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for every domain address that you accommodate within the semi-dedicated account, so if you provide services to third-parties and host their web sites, employing this feature is going to give you far more credibility as a business.