Every registered domain has no less than two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a certain website hosting provider. In this way, you have both your website and your emails managed by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, such as A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), 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 in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may be sent to the servers of a different provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having independent records for the site and the e-mails means that you could have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

If you have a hosting from us, you'll be able to see, create and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change specific records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails pointed to another company if you want to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool is going to allow you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you decide to use the email services of another company and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with just a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.