The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific host company for your domain name is the simplest way to forward it to their system and all its sub-records are going to be handled 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, if you wish to change any of these records, you'll be able to do it by using their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain point out the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the domain name you want to reach. This way the website you will see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least two NS records. There is no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what type a website hosting provider is going to use depends only on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Website Hosting

The innovative Hepsia CP, which comes with our shared website hosting plans, allows you to take care of the name servers of each and every domain registered through us with just a couple of clicks, so even if you have not had a website hosting plan or a domain address before, you'll not encounter any issues. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, comes with a very user-friendly interface and it will allow you to edit the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domain addresses simultaneously. We also provide you with the ability to create child name servers and for each domain name registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a pair of IP addresses - either ours, if you will use the child NS to point the domain name to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party company if you will use the new records to direct the domain to their system. Unlike other providers, we do not charge additional for providing this additional DNS management service.