Every single registered domain name has at least two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a particular hosting provider. This way, you have got both your site and your emails handled by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, for example A and MX. The former shows which server handles the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter reveals which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, when you type a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may 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 independent records for the website and the emails means you may have your site and your emails with 2 different providers if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a Linux shared website hosting package from us, you'll be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a specific domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to change specific records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails directed to any other provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool is going to enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain the slightest bit. If you decide to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do it with simply a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.