The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, reveal which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific hosting provider for your domain is the most effective way to forward 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), and so forth, so, in case you want to change some of these records, you'll be able to do it via their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain name point out the DNS servers which are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the domain you want to access. In this way the website that you'll see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain name has at least two NS records. There's no functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider will use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Website Hosting

In the event you register a domain name in a shared website hosting account from our company, you'll be able to control its name servers effortlessly. This can be done through the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and with only a few clicks you're going to be able to update the NS records of one or even a number of domain addresses at a time, which can save you time and efforts when you have a large number of domain names you want to point to a different service provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other company offers you. Furthermore we allow you to create private name servers for each and every Internet domain registered using our company and in contrast to many other companies we don't charge anything more for this service. The new NS records can be used to direct any other domain address to the hosting platform of the company whose IPs you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs for instance, all domains added to the account on our end can use these name servers.