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, so when you open a URL inside a browser, your personal computer asks the DNS servers globally where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain should be retrieved. 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 proper location, a mail relay server discovers which server handles the emails for the domain name (MX record) so a message can be delivered to the needed mailbox, and so forth. Any modification of these sub-records is performed with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, enabling you to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Every single domain name has no less than 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix like NS or DNS.
NS Records in Shared Website Hosting
The innovative Hepsia CP, which comes with our shared website hosting plans, allows you to control the name servers of each domain address registered through us with only a few clicks, so even though you may have not had a web hosting plan or a domain name before, you will not 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 modify the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domains simultaneously. Additionally we give you the chance to create child name servers and for any domain address registered in the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IPs - 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 provider if you will use the new records to redirect the domain to their system. Different from other providers, we do not charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.