The NS (Name Server) records of a domain point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL inside an Internet browser, your PC asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain name ought to be retrieved. In this way a web browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain address is so that the latter is mapped to an IP address and the web site content is required from the proper location, a mail relay server detects which server takes care of the e-mails for the domain address (MX record) so that a message can be sent to the correct mailbox, and so on. Any modification of these sub-records is performed through the company whose name servers are used, so you can keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Each domain has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.
NS Records in Shared Hosting
The innovative Hepsia CP, included with with our shared hosting plans, will enable you to manage the name servers of every domain address registered through us with just a few mouse clicks, so even when you have never had a web hosting plan or a domain address before, you'll not encounter any problems. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and it will enable you to change the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domains all at once. We also offer you the ability to create child name servers and for each domain address registered in the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - either ours, if you are going to use the child NS to point the domain name to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you will use the new records to redirect the domain name to their system. Unlike other companies, we do not charge more for providing this additional DNS management service.