The NS, or Name Server records of a domain, indicate which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a particular hosting provider for your domain name is the most convenient way to forward it to their system and all its sub-records are going to be managed 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, so if you need to change any one of these records, you will be able to do it through their system. To put it differently, the NS records of a domain name show 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 Internet domain you are trying to access. That way the web site you'll see will be retrieved from the right location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain address has at least two NS records. There isn't any functional difference between the two prefixes, so which one a website hosting provider will use depends only on their preference.
NS Records in Shared Hosting
In the event you register a domain name in a shared hosting account from our company, you are going to be able to handle its name servers easily. This is accomplished via 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 one or even several domains at once, which can save you time and efforts if you have a huge number of domain addresses that you'd like to redirect to another service provider. You can enter many name servers depending on how many the other company provides you with. We permit you to set up private name servers for each domain address registered via our company and in contrast to many other companies we do not charge anything extra for this service. The newly created NS records can be used to forward any other domain address to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so if you use our IPs for instance, all domains included in the account on our end can use these name servers.