The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, 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 globally where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address should be retrieved. That way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain name is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the website content is requested from the proper location, a mail relay server detects which server manages the emails for the domain address (MX record) to ensure that a message can be forwarded to the right mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is done through the company whose name servers are used, so you're able to keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for instance. 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 Web Hosting
Taking care of the NS records for any domain registered in a cloud web hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform is going to take you merely seconds. Via the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia CP, you will be able to change the name servers not only of one domain name, but even of many domain addresses at a time whenever you would like to point them all to the same website hosting provider. Exactly the same steps will also enable you to direct newly transferred domain names to our platform as the transfer process does not change the name servers automatically and the domain names will still forward to the old host. If you want to create private name servers for a domain name registered on our end, you'll be able to do that with just a few clicks and with no additional charge, so if you have a company web site, for instance, it will have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for pointing any other domain name to the same account too, not just the one they're created for.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you register a new domain inside a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar provider, you will be able to update its NS records as needed without any troubles even if you have never had a domain address of your own before. The process takes several clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly control tool, provided with our semi-dedicated solutions. If you have many different domain names in the account, you'll be able to update all of them at once, which can save you a lot of time and clicks. Also you can see with ease the name servers that a domain uses and if they're the proper ones or not in order for the domain name to be forwarded to the account that you've got on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will even permit you to set up private name servers under any domain registered inside the account and use them not just for that domain address, but also for any other one that you intend to point to our cloud platform.