Each registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain address to the servers of a certain web hosting company. This way, you've got both your site and your e-mails handled by the same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one reveals which server handles the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one reveals which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you type a domain address 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 service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having separate records for the site and the emails suggests that you can have your website and your e-mails with two different companies if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting plan through our company, you are going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. As long as a particular domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change particular records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails directed to another company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool is going to permit you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain in any way. If you choose to use the email services of another provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do this with just a few clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.