Every single registered domain has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a particular web hosting provider. That way, you have both your site and your emails managed by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, such as A and MX. The first one reveals which server handles the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter indicates which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, whenever you type a domain in your browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of another service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having separate records for the website and the e-mails means you can have your site and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

With a website hosting package from us, you're going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease via our advanced Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records takes 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires only a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any difficulties. We've got an extensive help section that makes things even easier. If you want to switch your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record will handle your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have total control over your domains and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.