Every registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a particular hosting provider. That way, you have got both your site and your e-mails handled by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, like A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, when you enter a domain name in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be sent to the servers of another service provider in case 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 can have your site and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
With a website hosting plan from us, you are going to be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly via our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records requires two clicks and the setup of a new record requires only a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any problems. We have an in depth help section that'll make things even easier. If you want to change your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will manage your emails first when somebody 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 total control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.