The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the group of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL in a browser, your PC asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain must be retrieved. That way a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the site content is required from the proper location, a mail relay server finds out which server deals with the emails for the domain (MX record) to ensure a message can be delivered to the appropriate mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is done with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, allowing you to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every Internet domain has no less than two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.
NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting
In the event you register a domain name within a cloud web hosting account from our company, you'll be able to take care of its name servers easily. This can be done via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP and with a few clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of a single one or even several domain addresses at a time, which could save you time and efforts in case you have a large number of domains that you'd like to direct to another service provider. You can enter several name servers depending on how many the other provider provides you with. In addition we allow you to set up private name servers for each domain registered through our company and in contrast to many other companies we do not charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to direct any other domain address to the hosting platform of the provider whose IPs you have used during the process, so if 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 Hosting
The name servers for every domain name that is registered through our company may be changed with no more than a few mouse clicks using the advanced, although easy-to-use Hepsia CP that comes with all semi-dedicated server plans. It's just as easy to view the current NS records for a given domain name and to check if they're the ones that are necessary 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 enable you to control any domain easily even if you have not dealt with such matters before. If you would like, you may even register private name servers and and use them not just for the domain address under which they are created, but also for any other domain address that you would like to host within the exact same account. This feature is very useful if you have clients of your own and you wish their sites to use your own name servers instead of our default ones. The service is 100 % free.