Every single registered domain has no less than two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a specific website hosting provider. In this way, you've got both your website and your emails handled by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, like A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (18.104.22.168), while the second one reveals which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, when you type a domain name in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be directed to the servers of another service provider if 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 emails means you could have your website and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every web hosting which we offer, will enable you to see, change and create A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, for instance, you would like to use the email services of another service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You may also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. With our innovative tool, you are going to be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains easily even if you have no prior experience with such matters.