Every single registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a specific website hosting company. This way, you have both your website and your e-mails handled by the exact same provider. 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 shows which server manages the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you type a domain address in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of another provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having separate records for the site and the emails means you may have your site and your emails with 2 different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

With a shared hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly via our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records will take two clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any issues. We have an extensive help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record will deal with your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have 100 % control over your domains and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.