The NS (Name Server) records of a domain point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the group of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL inside an Internet browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain name is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain ought to be retrieved. In 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 web site content is requested from the right location, a mail relay server finds out which server manages the e-mails for the domain (MX record) so that a message can be delivered to the needed mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is conducted through the company whose name servers are employed, so you can keep the web hosting and change only your email provider for instance. Each domain address has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Cloud Hosting

The outstanding Hepsia CP, offered with with our cloud hosting products, will enable you to take care of the name servers of any domain address registered through our company with simply a few clicks, so even though you may haven't had a hosting plan or a domain address before, you simply won't encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, comes with a very user-friendly interface and it will enable you to edit the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domains simultaneously. Additionally we provide you with the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com 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'll use the child NS to direct the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you will use the new records to point the domain address to their system. In contrast to other companies, we do not charge additional for providing this additional DNS management service.