The NS, or Name Server records of a domain name, point out which servers handle the Domain Name System (DNS) records for it. Setting the name servers of a specific hosting provider for your domain address is the most convenient way to point it to their system and all its sub-records will 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), etcetera, so, in case you need to edit any one of these records, you'll be able to do it using their system. Put simply, the NS records of a domain name reveal the DNS servers which are authoritative for it, so when you try to open a web address, the DNS servers are contacted to get the DNS records of the domain name you want to reach. In this way the web site that you're going to see is going to be retrieved from the proper location. The name servers normally have a prefix “ns” or “dns” and each domain has at least 2 NS records. There's no sensible difference between the two prefixes, so what type a hosting provider will use depends only on their preference.
NS Records in Shared Hosting
The outstanding Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting packages, will permit you to handle the name servers of every domain registered through our company with simply a few clicks, so even when you have not had a website hosting plan or a domain address before, you'll not encounter any difficulties. The Domain Manager tool, which is a part of Hepsia, has a very user-friendly interface and it will permit you to change the NS records of any domain or even a number of domain names all at once. We offer you the chance to create child name servers and for any domain name registered inside the account just as easily and all you need for that is a pair of IPs - either ours, if you will use the child NS to point the domain to the account on our cloud platform, or the ones of the third-party provider if you'll use the new records to forward the domain name to their system. Unlike other providers, we don't charge additional for providing this additional DNS management service.