What are NS records? Why are they vital for your domain?
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 range of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL inside a browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address should be retrieved. This way a web 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 right location, a mail relay server discovers which server deals with the e-mails for the domain address (MX record) to ensure a message can be sent to the needed mailbox, and so forth. Any change of these sub-records is done using the company whose name servers are used, allowing you to keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Every Internet domain has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.
NS Records in Shared Website Hosting
In the event you register a domain name within a shared website hosting
account from our company, you're going to be able to handle its name servers with ease. This is done using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel and with only a few clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of one or even a number of domain addresses simultaneously, which can save you considerable time and efforts if you have a huge number of domains you want to forward to another service provider. You can enter several name servers depending on how many the other provider gives you. We enable you to set up private name servers for every domain name registered via our company and in contrast to many other providers we don't charge anything extra for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to redirect any other domain address to the hosting platform of the company whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so when you use our IPs for example, all domain names included in the account on our end can use these name servers.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you go for a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, you'll be able to control the NS records of every domain registered within it easily. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is in essence an all-in-one tool where you can deal with everything associated with your web presence, comes with a very simple and intuitive interface. The section in which you will find your domain addresses is not an exception, so even if you have never had a domain name and a web hosting account before, updating the name servers or entering additional ones is not going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. You'll also be able to see with a glance what name servers each and every one of your domain addresses uses right now and if they are the ones needed to point that domain address to the semi-dedicated account. As an extra 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 website, particularly when it is a business one, and you could use these name servers for every other domain name that you might want to host within the semi-dedicated account as well.