The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the range of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL inside an Internet browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address must be retrieved. That way a web 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 web site content is requested from the proper location, a mail relay server finds out which server takes care of the e-mails for the domain (MX record) so a message can be delivered to the right mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is performed with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, permitting you to keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every domain name has at least two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.
NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The outstanding Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our cloud website hosting plans, will enable you to deal with the name servers of each and every domain address registered through us with only a couple of clicks, so even though you may have not had a hosting plan or a domain name before, you'll not encounter any troubles. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and will allow you to modify the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domain addresses all at once. We also provide you with the opportunity to set up child name servers and for every single domain name registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IPs - either ours, if you will use the child NS to forward the domain name to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you will use the new records to direct the domain address to their system. Unlike other companies, we do not charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.