Each registered domain name has no less than two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a specific hosting company. In this way, you have both your site and your emails managed by the 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 reveals which server manages the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one indicates which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, any time you enter a domain address in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you will 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 address. Having separate records for the site and the e-mails means you may have your site and your emails with 2 different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
With a cloud web hosting package from our company, you are going to be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily via our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records requires 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any issues. We have an in depth help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to switch your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have total control of your domains and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.