Every registered domain has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a particular website hosting company. This way, you've got both your site and your e-mails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, for instance 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 reveals which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you type a domain in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may be sent to the servers of a different provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having separate records for the site and the emails suggests that you may have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

With a website hosting package from us, you will be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly via our innovative Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't experience any troubles. We've got a large help section that will make things even easier. If you want to change your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the default two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you are going to have full control of your domain names and subdomains and you're going to be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.