Every registered domain name has a minimum of 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 website hosting company. That way, you have both your site and your e-mails handled by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, for instance A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter indicates which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you type a domain name in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be forwarded 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 website and the e-mails means that you may have your website and your e-mails with two different providers if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
With a cloud hosting plan from our company, you are going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains easily using our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records takes two clicks and the setup of a new record requires only a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any troubles. We have an extensive help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to change 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 is going to handle your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you will have full control over your domain names and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.