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 particular hosting provider for your domain address 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), etc, so, in case you want to edit some of these records, you'll be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain reveal the DNS servers which are authoritative for it, so when you attempt to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to obtain the DNS records of the domain name you are trying to access. This way the site you will see is going to be retrieved from the right location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain has at least 2 NS records. There's no practical difference between the two prefixes, so which one a website hosting provider is going to use depends entirely on their preference.

NS Records in Website Hosting

If you register a domain name within a website hosting account from our company, you'll be able to handle its name servers effortlessly. This is accomplished using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP and with only a few mouse clicks you'll be able to update the NS records of one or even several domain names simultaneously, which will save you time and efforts when you have a lot of domain addresses that you would like to direct to another service provider. You can enter many name servers depending on how many the other company provides you with. We also allow you to create private name servers for every single Internet domain registered using our company and unlike many other companies we do not charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to forward any other domain address to the hosting platform of the company whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so every time you use our IPs in particular, all domain addresses included in the account on our end can use these name servers.