Every registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your Internet domain to the servers of a specific web hosting provider. That way, you've got both your site and your e-mails managed by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, like A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the site 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). As an illustration, any time you enter a domain in your browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of a different service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having separate records for the site and the emails suggests that you can have your website and your emails with 2 different providers if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

If you have a Linux website hosting from us, you'll be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change certain records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails directed to another company if you would like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you decide to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with just a couple of clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.