The NS (Name Server) records of a domain reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL in a 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 address ought to be retrieved. That 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 IP and the site content is required from the proper location, a mail relay server detects which server deals with the emails for the domain (MX record) so a message can be forwarded to the correct mailbox, etc. Any change of these sub-records is performed using the company whose name servers are employed, so that you can keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Each domain name has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.
NS Records in Hosting
The avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our hosting plans, allows you to handle the name servers of any domain registered through us with only a couple of mouse clicks, so even though you may have never had a web hosting plan or a domain before, you will not encounter any issues. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, comes with a very user-friendly interface and it will allow you to change the NS records of any domain or even a number of domain addresses simultaneously. We also provide you with the ability to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for each domain registered in the account just as easily and all you need for that is a pair of IPs - either ours, if you will use the child NS to direct the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you'll use the new records to forward the domain to their system. Different from other companies, we do not charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The name servers for every single domain which is registered through our company may be changed with no more than a few clicks using the innovative, though easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel included with all semi-dedicated server plans. It is just as easy to see the current NS records for a given domain and to check if they're the ones that are required for the domain to be directed to your hosting account. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, is user-friendly enough to permit you to control any domain name easily even if you have never dealt with such matters before. If you want, you may also register private name servers ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com and use them not just for the domain name under which they're set up, but also for any other domain that you'd like to host within the same account. This feature is very useful if you have clients of your own and you want their websites to use your own name servers instead of our default ones. The service is available free of charge.