The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL inside an Internet browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name 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 Internet protocol address and the web site content is requested from the proper location, a mail relay server discovers which server takes care of the emails for the domain address (MX record) to ensure a message can be sent to the needed mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is performed using the company whose name servers are employed, permitting you to keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for example. Every single domain name has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.
NS Records in Website Hosting
When you use a Linux website hosting from our company and you add a new domain name inside the account or transfer an existing one from a different provider, you'll be able to manage its NS records easily via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all shared accounts. You can change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain name or even for a number of domain names at once with several clicks. This is done through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface is going to make it easy to handle your domain even if it's the first one you have ever registered. It requires just a mouse click to see what name servers a domain address uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to point a domain name to the hosting space on our end and with a few clicks more you will even be able to register private name servers for any one of the domains that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of each provider that you want the new NS records to point to.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register a new domain name within a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you're going to be able to update its NS records as needed without any problems even if you have never had a domain name of your own before. The process takes a few clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, included with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have many different domains inside the account, you are going to be able to update all of them at the same time, which will save you quite a lot of time and mouse clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers which a domain address uses and if they are the right ones or not for the domain address to be pointed to the account that you have on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will even enable you to create private name servers under any domain address registered inside the account and use them not just for that domain name, but also for every other one that you would like to direct to our cloud platform.