The NS (Name Server) records of a domain point out which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Essentially, the zone is the collection of all records for the domain name, so when you open a URL in a browser, your computer asks the DNS servers worldwide where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address ought to be retrieved. That way a browser finds out what the A or AAAA record of the domain is so that the latter is mapped to an IP and the web site content is requested from the right location, a mail relay server finds out which server handles the e-mails for the domain (MX record) so a message can be sent to the appropriate mailbox, and so on. Any change of these sub-records is conducted through the company whose name servers are employed, permitting you to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for example. Each and every domain address has at least two NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.
NS Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you use a Linux cloud web hosting from our company and you add a new domain address inside the account or transfer an existing one from a different provider, you are going to be able to handle its NS records easily using the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all shared accounts. You'll be able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain address or even for a number of domain addresses at once with several mouse clicks. This is done using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that's a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it simple to handle your domain address even if it is the first you have ever registered. It requires merely a mouse click to see what name servers a domain address uses at the moment or if they're the correct ones to direct a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with only a couple of clicks more you will even be able to register private name servers for any one of the domain names that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of each provider that you would like the new NS records to forward to.