Every single registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a particular website hosting company. This way, you've got both your site and your e-mails managed by the exact same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are a number of other records, such as A and MX. The first one shows which server handles the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one reveals which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, any time you enter a domain in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you could be forwarded to the servers of a different company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having separate records for the site and the emails suggests that you may have your website and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

If you have a hosting through us, you'll be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a particular domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify specific records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to any other service provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain the slightest bit. If you decide to use the email services of a different company and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with simply a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.