The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, indicate which servers deal with the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a given hosting provider for your domain address is the most effective way to direct it to their system and all its sub-records will 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), etcetera, if you would like to edit some of these records, you are going to be able to do it via their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain name show the DNS servers which are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to retrieve the DNS records of the domain you are trying to reach. That way the web site you will see will be retrieved from the correct location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each and every domain has at least two NS records. There is no practical difference between the two prefixes, so what kind a website hosting provider is going to use depends exclusively on their preference.

NS Records in Web Hosting

If you register a domain name inside a web hosting account from our company, you're going to be able to control its name servers with ease. This is done using the Registered Domains section of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel and with just a couple of clicks you are going to be able to update the NS records of one or even a number of domains at a time, which can save you considerable time and efforts in case you have a lot of domain names that you would like to forward to a different service provider. You can enter a number of name servers depending on how many the other provider offers you. Additionally we allow you to create private name servers for any Internet domain registered through our company and in contrast to many other companies we don't charge anything additional for this service. The new NS records can be used to redirect any other domain to the hosting platform of the provider whose IP addresses you have used during the process, so each time you use our IPs for instance, all domains added to the account on our end can use these name servers.