The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the group of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL in a web 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 must 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 proper location, a mail relay server finds out which server takes care of the emails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure a message can be sent to the right mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is done through the company whose name servers are employed, so you're able to keep the web hosting and switch 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 Web Hosting
The outstanding Hepsia Control Panel, included with with our cloud web hosting packages, will permit you to manage the name servers of each domain address registered through our company with only a few mouse clicks, so even though you may have not had a hosting plan or a domain name before, you simply won't encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, features a very user-friendly interface and will enable you to modify the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domain names together. In addition we offer you the ability to create child name servers and for any domain registered in the account just as easily and all you need for that is a pair of IP addresses - either ours, if you will use the child NS to direct the domain address to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you will use the new records to redirect the domain name to their system. Different from other companies, we do not charge additional for providing this additional DNS management service.