The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL inside 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 name should 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 site content is required from the correct location, a mail relay server finds out which server handles the e-mails for the domain name (MX record) so that a message can be sent to the appropriate mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is performed using the company whose name servers are employed, so you're able to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every single domain name has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.
NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you register a domain name inside a cloud website hosting account from our company, you'll be able to take care of its name servers without difficulty. This is accomplished using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with just a few clicks you will be able to update the NS records of one or even a number of domain addresses at the same time, which will save you a lot of time and efforts if you have a lot of domain names you want to direct to an alternative service provider. You can enter numerous name servers depending on how many the other company provides you with. We also permit you to create private name servers for each domain name registered via our company and in contrast to many other providers we don't charge anything extra for this service. The new NS records can be used to point any other domain name to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so when you use our IPs for instance, all domain names added to the account on our end can use these name servers.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you go for a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to manage the NS records of any domain registered within it easily. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is basically an all-in-one tool for you to control everything relevant to your web presence, provides a very simple and user-friendly interface. The section in which you will find your domains isn't an exception, so even if you have not had a domain address and a website hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones will not take you more than a several clicks. You're also going to be able to see with a glance what name servers each and every one of your domain addresses uses currently and if they are the ones required to point that domain address to the semi-dedicated account. As an added feature, we give you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1/ at no extra cost. This will give more credibility to your site, especially when it's a business one, and you can use these name servers for every other domain that you'd like to host inside the semi-dedicated account as well.