What are NS records? Why are they essential for your domain?
The NS (Name Server) records of a domain reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL in a web browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers globally where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name must be retrieved. That 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 required from the proper location, a mail relay server finds out which server manages the e-mails for the domain (MX record) to ensure that a message can be forwarded to the appropriate mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is conducted with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, so you're able to keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for example. Each and every domain name has at least 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.
NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you register a domain name in a cloud website hosting
account from our company, you will be able to manage its name servers easily. This can be done through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with just a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to update the NS records of one or even multiple domains at a time, which will save you considerable time and efforts when you have a lot of domain addresses that you would like to point to a different provider. You can enter numerous name servers depending on how many the other provider offers you. Furthermore we allow you to create private name servers for every single domain registered through our company and unlike many other companies we do not charge anything extra for this service. The newly created 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 each time 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
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts are administered via Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with highly user-friendly interface, which will allow you to control your domains easily even when you have never used a hosting account or a domain address up to now. Changing the NS records for each domain name registered with our company, viewing the current ones and whether they are correct or not as to point that domain name to our cloud hosting platform is also quite easy and requires as little as several clicks. You'll also be able to register child name servers under every one of your domain addresses as an element of the free DNS administration services that we offer with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for every domain name that you accommodate within the semi-dedicated account, so if you offer services to third-parties and host their websites, employing this feature is going to give you a lot more credibility as a business.