The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, show which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain address is the simplest way to point 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 on, if you need to change any of these records, you are going to be able to do it via their system. In other words, the NS records of a domain address reveal the DNS servers that are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to obtain the DNS records of the domain you are attempting to reach. This way the web site that you'll see will be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least 2 NS records. There is absolutely no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what type a web hosting provider will use depends completely on their preference.
NS Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you register a domain name in a shared web hosting account from our company, you will be able to take care of its name servers effortlessly. This can be done via the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP and with a few mouse clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of a single one or even numerous domain names at once, which can save you a lot of time and efforts if you have a huge number of domains you want to direct to an alternative provider. You can enter several name servers depending on how many the other provider gives you. Furthermore we allow you to create private name servers for every single domain address registered using our company and unlike many other companies we don't charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to forward any other domain to the hosting platform of the provider whose IPs you have used during the process, so when you use our IPs in particular, all domains included in the account on our end can use these name servers.