Every single registered domain name has a minimum of 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 certain hosting company. In this way, you have both your site and your e-mails managed by the very same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are lots of other records, for example A and MX. The former reveals which server deals with the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (188.8.131.52), while the second one indicates which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, when you type a domain in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be directed 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 independent records for the site and the emails means that you can have your site and your e-mails with two different companies if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux website hosting package which we offer, will permit you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you'll be able to view a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a few mouse clicks. Setting up new records is as easy if, for instance, you want to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. Also you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Through our state-of-the-art tool, you will be able to handle the records of your domains and subdomains easily even when you have no prior experience with such matters.