The NS (Name Server) records of a domain reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. In simple terms, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL within a web browser, your PC asks the DNS servers around the globe where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address should be retrieved. That way a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the site content is required from the right location, a mail relay server finds out which server manages the e-mails for the domain (MX record) to ensure that a message can be forwarded to the right mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is performed using the company whose name servers are used, allowing you to keep the website hosting and change only your email provider for example. Every domain has at least two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.
NS Records in Cloud Hosting
The innovative Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our cloud hosting products, will allow you to deal with the name servers of every single domain address registered through our company with simply a couple of mouse clicks, so even though you may haven't had a web hosting plan or a domain address before, you won't encounter any troubles. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, comes with a very user-friendly interface and it will allow you to edit the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domains simultaneously. We also offer you the ability to set up child name servers and for each domain address registered inside the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - either ours, if you are going to use the child NS to forward the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you'll use the new records to point the domain address to their system. Unlike other companies, we don't charge additional for providing this additional DNS management service.