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 a browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain should be retrieved. With this a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the site content is requested from the right location, a mail relay server detects which server manages the emails for the domain address (MX record) so a message can be sent to the appropriate mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is performed through the company whose name servers are employed, enabling you to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every domain has no less than 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Website Hosting

The innovative Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our website hosting products, will permit you to handle the name servers of each domain address registered through us with just a couple of clicks, so even though you may have never had a web hosting plan or a domain address before, you'll not encounter any issues. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, comes with a very user-friendly interface and it will enable you to change the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domain names together. In addition we give you the ability to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for every single domain address registered in the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IPs - either ours, if you're going to use the child NS to direct the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you'll use the new records to point the domain address to their system. Unlike other providers, we do not charge additional for providing this additional DNS management service.

NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to control the NS records of each domain registered within it with ease. The Hepsia CP, which is basically an all-in-one tool where you can deal with everything associated with your web presence, offers a very simple and intuitive interface. The section in which you will find all your domain names is not an exception, so even if you haven't 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 few clicks. You'll also have the ability to see with a glance what name servers each of your domains uses at the moment and if they're 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 dns1/2.your-domain.com 100% free. This will give more credibility to your web site, especially if it is a business one, and you could use these name servers for any other domain address that you might want to host in the semi-dedicated account as well.