Every single registered domain has no less than two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your Internet domain to the servers of a particular website hosting company. In this way, you have got both your site and your emails managed by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, such as A and MX. The first one reveals which server manages the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (, while the latter shows which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you enter a domain name in your Internet browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may be forwarded to the servers of another provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having different records for the website and the emails means you could have your website and your e-mails with two different providers if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
With a web hosting package from us, you're going to be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains easily via our sophisticated Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records requires two clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any difficulties. We also have an in depth help section that will make things even easier. If you wish to change your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the default two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you will have complete control over your domains and subdomains and you will be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.