The NS (Name Server) records of a domain show which DNS servers are authoritative for its zone. Basically, the zone is the selection of all records for the domain, so when you open a URL within a web browser, your computer asks the DNS servers world-wide where the domain is hosted and from which servers the DNS records for the domain address should 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 website content is requested from the right location, a mail relay server detects which server manages the emails for the domain (MX record) so a message can be forwarded to the needed mailbox, etc. Any modification of these sub-records is conducted with the help of the company whose name servers are employed, allowing you to keep the website hosting and switch only your email provider for instance. Each and every domain has a minimum of 2 NS records - primary and secondary, which start with a prefix such as NS or DNS.
NS Records in Website Hosting
If you use a Linux website hosting service from our us and you register a new domain inside the account or transfer an existing one from another provider, you are going to be able to control its NS records easily via the Hepsia web hosting CP, which comes with all shared accounts. You are able to change the current name servers or enter additional ones for a single domain name or even for a number of domain names at the same time with several clicks. This is done using the feature-rich Domain Manager tool that is a part of Hepsia and the user-friendly interface will make it easy to manage your domain even if it's the first you have ever registered. It takes simply a mouse click to see what name servers a domain name uses at the moment or if they are the correct ones to point a domain address to the hosting space on our end and with only a few mouse clicks more you'll even be able to register private name servers for any one of the domain addresses that you own. For the latter option you can use the IPs of each and every provider that you'd like the new NS records to direct to.
NS Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register a new domain name inside a semi-dedicated server account or transfer an existing one from another registrar company, you're going to be able to update its NS records as required without any problems even if you have never had a domain name of your own before. The process takes several clicks in Hepsia - the user-friendly management tool, included with our semi-dedicated packages. If you have multiple domain addresses within the account, you're going to be able to update all of them at the same time, which will save you lots of time and mouse clicks. You can also see with ease the name servers which a domain uses and if they're the correct ones or not as a way for the domain address to be pointed to the account that you have on our sophisticated cloud web hosting platform. Hepsia will even allow you to create private name servers under any domain registered inside the account and use them not just for that domain name, but also for any other one that you wish to point to our cloud platform.