What are NS records? Why are they vital for your website?
The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the range of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL within an Internet browser, your PC asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain ought to be retrieved. In this 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 and the site content is required from the right location, a mail relay server detects which server takes care of the e-mails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure a message can be forwarded to the appropriate mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is done using the company whose name servers are used, so you're able to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Each and every Internet domain has at least two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.
NS Records in Web Hosting
In the event you register a domain name inside a web hosting
account from our company, you are going to be able to manage its name servers easily. This is accomplished through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP and with just a few clicks you will be able to update the NS records of a single one or even a number of domain names at the same time, which will save you time and efforts when you have a large number of domain addresses that you'd like to redirect to a different provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other provider offers you. Additionally we permit you to set up private name servers for any domain address registered via our company and in contrast to many other companies we do not charge anything extra for this service. The new NS records can be used to point any other domain address to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so each time you use our IPs in particular, all domain addresses added to the account on our end can use these name servers.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts are handled through Hepsia - an all-in-one tool with very user-friendly interface, which will allow you to manage your domains with ease even if you have never used a hosting account or a domain address previously. Changing the NS records for any domain registered with our company, viewing the existing ones and whether they are accurate or not as to direct that domain to our cloud hosting platform is also quite simple and requires as little as a few clicks. You're also going to be able to register child name servers under every one of your domain addresses as an element of the free DNS administration services which we provide with each and every plan and have ns1.your-domain.com and ns2.your-domain.com. The latter can be used for each and every domain which you accommodate inside the semi-dedicated account, so if you offer services to third-parties and host their web sites, using this feature is going to give you much more credibility as a business.