The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, reveal which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given hosting provider for your domain address is the most convenient way to point it to their system and all its sub-records will 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 on, so, in case you wish to modify any one of these records, you're going to be able to do it via their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain name reveal the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the domain you want to reach. In this way the website you'll see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and every single domain address has at least two NS records. There is no practical difference between the two prefixes, so which one a web hosting provider will use depends solely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Website Hosting

The innovative Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared website hosting products, allows you to manage the name servers of any domain address registered through our company with simply a couple of mouse clicks, so even if you haven't had a web hosting plan or a domain name before, you won't encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, comes with a very user-friendly interface and will permit you to change the NS records of any domain or even a number of domains together. In addition we provide you with the opportunity to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for each and every domain name registered within the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IPs - either ours, if you'll 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'll use the new records to forward the domain name to their system. Unlike other companies, we do not charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.