The NS (Name Server) records of a domain name show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the group of all records for the domain address, so when you open a URL within a browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain 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 address is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the site content is requested from the correct location, a mail relay server detects which server manages the e-mails for the domain (MX record) to ensure a message can be forwarded to the needed mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is conducted using the company whose name servers are used, so that you can keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Each and every domain name has at least two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

The avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel, included with with our cloud hosting products, will permit you to handle the name servers of any domain registered through our company with just a couple of clicks, so even if you haven't had a web hosting plan or a domain before, you'll not encounter any problems. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, features a very user-friendly interface and it'll allow you to modify the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domain names simultaneously. In addition we provide you with the ability to set up child name servers and for each and every domain name registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - 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'll use the new records to forward the domain to their system. Unlike other companies, we do not charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.