Each registered domain has no less than two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a certain website hosting provider. In this way, you've got both your site and your emails managed by the exact 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 manages the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (, while the latter indicates which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, whenever you type a domain address in your browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may be sent to the servers of a different company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the website and the emails means that you may have your website and your e-mails with two different providers if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting
With a shared website hosting plan from our company, you will be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly by using our sophisticated Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records will take two 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 experience any problems. We also have an extensive help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to switch your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have total control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you're going to be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.