The NS (Name Server) records of a domain point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the range of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL in an Internet browser, your computer asks the DNS servers globally where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name must be retrieved. This 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 proper location, a mail relay server discovers which server manages the emails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure a message can be delivered to the appropriate mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is performed through the company whose name servers are used, so you're able to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Each domain address has no less than two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.
NS Records in Hosting
The avant-garde Hepsia CP, offered with with our hosting
plans, will permit you to manage the name servers of each and every domain name registered through our company with just a few clicks, so even though you may haven't had a hosting plan or a domain name before, you'll not encounter any problems. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, features a very user-friendly interface and will allow you to change the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domain addresses simultaneously. In addition we offer you the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for any domain name registered in 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 direct the domain address 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 name to their system. Unlike other companies, we don't charge additional for providing this additional DNS management service.