Each registered domain name has no less than two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your Internet domain to the servers of a certain website hosting provider. In this way, you've got both your site and your e-mails managed by the same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, for example A and MX. The first one reveals which server manages the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, any time you type a domain in your Internet 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 directed to the servers of another service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having separate records for the website and the emails means you may have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a Linux shared hosting package from us, you're going to be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify certain records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails directed to another provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool is going to enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain the slightest bit. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with just a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.