Each registered domain name has at least two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your Internet domain to the servers of a specific hosting company. This way, you've got both your site and your e-mails managed by the exact same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, such as A and MX. The former shows which server manages the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you enter a domain name in your Internet 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 directed to the servers of a different company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having different records for the site and the e-mails means you could have your website and your e-mails with two different providers if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux shared package which we offer you, will permit you to see, modify and set up A and MX records for each domain name or subdomain in your account. Using the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is as simple if, as an example, you wish to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. With our state-of-the-art tool, you will be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no prior experience with such matters.