Each registered domain has no less than two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain address to the servers of a particular hosting provider. In this way, you have 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 are a number of other records, like A and MX. The first one reveals which server manages the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one indicates which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you enter a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of a different service provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having independent records for the site and the emails means you may have your website and your e-mails with two different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux web hosting that we offer you, will permit you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for every domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is as simple if, for instance, you wish to use the email services of a different service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. Additionally you can set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you are going to be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.