The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Simply, the zone is the range of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL within a web browser, your laptop or computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain address is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address ought to be retrieved. This way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain address is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the website content is required from the right location, a mail relay server discovers which server takes care of the e-mails for the domain (MX record) to ensure that a message can be forwarded to the correct mailbox, and so forth. Any change 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 change only your email provider for instance. Each domain has no less than 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.

NS Records in Web Hosting

When you use a Linux web hosting from our company and you include a new domain address in the account or transfer an existing one from a different company, you'll be able to control its NS records with ease via the Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all shared accounts. You are able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain or even for a number of domain addresses simultaneously with several clicks. This is done using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that's a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface is going to make it simple to handle your domain even if it is the first one you've ever registered. It requires simply a mouse click to see what name servers a domain uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to direct a domain name to the hosting space on our end and with a few clicks more you are going to even be able to register private name servers for each of the domain names that you own. For the latter option you can use the IP addresses of each and every company that you want the new NS records to forward to.