Every registered domain name has at least 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a certain web hosting provider. That way, you've got both your site and your e-mails managed by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one shows which server handles the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one shows which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you type a domain in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of another company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having independent records for the site and the e-mails means you can have your website and your e-mails with 2 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'll be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly through our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records takes 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any issues. We've got an in depth help section that'll make things even easier. If you would like to change your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you're going to have 100 % control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.