Every single registered domain name has a minimum of 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a specific hosting provider. This way, you have both your website and your e-mails managed by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, for example A and MX. The first one reveals which server handles the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one reveals which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, any time you enter 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 could be sent to the servers of another company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having separate records for the site and the e-mails means that you may have your site and your emails with two different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
With a cloud hosting package from us, you will be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease through our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records requires 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any problems. We have an in depth help section that makes things even easier. If you wish to switch your email provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the default 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will manage your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have total control over your domain names and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.