The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, point out which servers manage the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given hosting provider for your domain name is the most effective way to forward 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), etc, so, in case you would like to modify any one of these records, you're going to be able to do it through their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain name show 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 are trying to reach. That way the site you will see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least two NS records. There is no practical difference between the two prefixes, so which one a hosting provider is going to use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Web Hosting

Managing the NS records for any domain registered within a shared web hosting account on our state of the art cloud platform will take you only moments. Through the feature-rich Domain Manager tool in the Hepsia CP, you are going to be able to change the name servers not only of a single domain, but even of several domain names simultaneously whenever you need to direct them all to the same hosting company. Exactly the same steps will also allow you to point newly transferred domain addresses to our platform as the transfer process doesn't change the name servers automatically and the domains will still forward to the old host. If you wish to set up private name servers for an Internet domain registered on our end, you will be able to do that with only a couple of mouse clicks and with no additional charge, so in case you have a company website, for instance, it'll have more credibility if it employs name servers of its own. The newly created private name servers can be used for pointing any other domain to the same account also, besides the one they're created for.