Each registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a specific web hosting company. That way, you've got both your website and your emails handled by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, like A and MX. The first one reveals which server handles the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one indicates which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, any time you type a domain in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of another service provider if 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 means you may have your website and your emails with two different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every web hosting we offer, will enable you to see, change and set up A and MX records for every domain or subdomain inside your account. From the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, as an example, you wish to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Through our state-of-the-art tool, you are going to be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.