Each 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 Internet domain to the servers of a particular web hosting provider. This way, you've got both your website and your e-mails managed by the same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, such as A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (, while the second one reveals which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, any time you enter a domain address in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be forwarded to the servers of a different provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having separate records for the site and the emails suggests that you can have your website and your emails with two different providers if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a given domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify particular records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails directed to any other company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to permit you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain the slightest bit. If you want to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do that with simply a couple of mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.