Each registered domain name has a minimum of 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a particular web hosting company. In this way, you've got both your site and your e-mails handled by the same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, such as A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (22.214.171.124), while the latter shows which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, any time you type a domain address in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company 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 independent records for the site and the emails means that you can have your website and your e-mails with two different providers if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a Linux shared web hosting plan through our company, you are going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify certain records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to another company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will allow you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of a different company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.