The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL within a web browser, your PC asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain must be retrieved. In this way a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain name is so that the latter is mapped to an Internet protocol address and the site content is requested from the right location, a mail relay server finds out which server deals with the e-mails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure a message can be forwarded to the needed mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is conducted using the company whose name servers are employed, enabling you to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Every single domain address has at least two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Web Hosting

The outstanding Hepsia Control Panel, included with with our web hosting packages, will allow you to take care of the name servers of every single domain registered through us with simply a few mouse clicks, so even when you have never had a hosting plan or a domain address before, you simply won't encounter any issues. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and it will allow you to change the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domain addresses together. We provide you with 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 will 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 forward the domain to their system. In contrast to other companies, we do not charge additional for providing this additional DNS management service.