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 specific host company for your domain is the most effective way to point it to their system and all its sub-records will be taken care of 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 wish to edit some of these records, you will be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain address point out the DNS servers that 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 attempting to reach. In this way the website you'll see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers usually have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least two NS records. There's no functional difference between the two prefixes, so what type a host company is going to use depends completely on their preference.
NS Records in Shared Hosting
The innovative Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting plans, allows you to deal with the name servers of each and every domain name registered through us with only a few mouse clicks, so even when you have not had a web hosting plan or a domain before, you will not encounter any problems. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and will permit you to change the NS records of any domain name or even a number of domains all at once. We also provide you with the ability to set up child name servers dns1.your-domain.com and dns2.your-domain.com for each and every domain name registered inside the account just as easily and all you need for that is a couple of IP addresses - either ours, if you're going to use the child NS to direct the domain address to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you will use the new records to point the domain address to their system. Different from other companies, we don't charge extra for providing this additional DNS management service.