Every registered domain name has no less than two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a certain website hosting company. That way, you've got both your website and your e-mails managed by the exact same service provider. 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 deals with the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter reveals which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you type a domain name in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be directed to the servers of a different provider provided 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 emails means you could have your website and your e-mails with two different companies if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

With a website hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains easily through our advanced Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records takes 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any complications. We have an in depth help section that will make things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have full control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.