The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, point out which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific hosting provider for your domain address is the simplest way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records will be taken care of on their end. This includes A (the IP address of the server/website), MX (mail server), TXT (free text), SRV (services), CNAME (forwarding), etcetera, if you would like to change any one of these records, you are going to be able to do it using their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain show the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the domain you are trying to access. In this way the website you will see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain has at least 2 NS records. There's no functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a website hosting provider will use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Website Hosting

In the event you register a domain name within a shared website hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to take care of its name servers effortlessly. This can be done via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with a few clicks you're going to be able to update the NS records of a single one or even several domain names at the same time, which could save you time and efforts when you have a large number of domain names that you'd like to direct to an alternative provider. You can enter several name servers depending on how many the other provider gives you. We also permit you to create private name servers for each domain address registered through our company and unlike many other companies we don't charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to direct any other domain name to the hosting platform of the company whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so when you use our IPs for example, all domains included in the account on our end can use these name servers.