The NS (Name Server) records of a domain point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the group 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 name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name should be retrieved. That 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 website content is required from the correct location, a mail relay server discovers which server deals with the emails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure that a message can be sent to the correct mailbox, and so forth. Any modification of these sub-records is conducted with the help of the company whose name servers are used, so that you can keep the web hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every domain has no less than 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The innovative Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our cloud website hosting plans, will enable you to manage the name servers of any domain address registered through our company with only a few clicks, so even when you haven't had a website hosting plan or a domain before, you'll not encounter any problems. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and it'll permit you to change the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domain addresses simultaneously. In addition we offer you the opportunity to create child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for each domain name registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a pair of IP addresses - either ours, if you'll use the child NS to forward the domain address to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you'll use the new records to redirect the domain address to their system. In contrast to other companies, we do not charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.