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 particular host company for your domain is the most convenient way to direct 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 need to change any one of these records, you will be able to do it through their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain reveal the DNS servers that 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 name you want to reach. That way the web site you will see is going to be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers typically have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least two NS records. There isn't any sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a host company will use depends exclusively on their preference.

NS Records in Shared Web Hosting

The avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel, offered with with our shared web hosting plans, will allow you to deal with the name servers of every domain address registered through our company with only a couple of clicks, so even though you may have not had a web hosting plan or a domain 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 enable you to modify the NS records of any domain address or even a number of domains simultaneously. Additionally we give you the ability to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for every single domain name registered in 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 forward the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you'll use the new records to point the domain name to their system. In contrast to other providers, we don't charge additional for providing this additional DNS management service.