Every registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a certain web hosting company. That way, you've got both your site and your e-mails handled 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 former reveals which server manages the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one indicates which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, when you enter a domain in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of another service provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the website and the emails suggests that you may have your website and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

With a shared web hosting plan from us, you're going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly by using our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records will take 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any complications. We also have an extensive help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to switch your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard two, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have total control over your domain names and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.