The NS (Name Server) records of a domain reveal which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the range of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL inside a web browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name must be retrieved. With this a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain name is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the site content is requested from the right location, a mail relay server discovers which server handles the e-mails for the domain name (MX record) to ensure that a message can be sent to the right mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is conducted using the company whose name servers are employed, so you can keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every domain address has a minimum of two NS records - primary and secondary, that start with a prefix like NS or DNS.

NS Records in Shared Web Hosting

The innovative Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared web hosting plans, will allow you to deal with the name servers of each domain address registered through us with simply a few clicks, so even though you may haven't had a hosting plan or a domain before, you simply won't encounter any issues. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, comes with a very user-friendly interface and it'll permit you to edit the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domains simultaneously. We also give you the opportunity to set up child name servers and 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 name to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you'll use the new records to redirect the domain to their system. Different from other companies, we don't charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.