Every registered domain has at least 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a certain web hosting provider. In this way, you've got both your website and your e-mails managed by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (, while the latter indicates which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you enter a domain in your browser, your request is directed 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 another company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having different records for the site and the e-mails suggests that you may have your site and your emails with two different providers if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a Linux shared website hosting through our company, you will be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Provided that a specific Internet domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change specific records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to another provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to permit you to have a domain name 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 a different provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with only a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.