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 given host company for your domain name is the most convenient 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), etcetera, so if you want to change any of these records, you're going to be able to do it through their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain address 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 you are trying to access. That way the site that you'll see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain name has at least two NS records. There is absolutely no practical difference between the two prefixes, so which one a host company is going to use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Hosting

In the event you register a domain name within a shared hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to control its name servers easily. 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 will be able to update the NS records of a single one or even several domains at the same time, which could save you considerable time and efforts if you have a lot of domain names that you would like to forward to an alternative 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 every Internet domain registered via our company and in contrast to many other providers we do not charge anything more for this service. The new NS records can be used to redirect any other domain address to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so each time you use our IPs for example, all domain addresses added to the account on our end can use these name servers.