Every registered domain has no less than two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a certain website hosting company. In this way, you've got both your website and your e-mails handled by the exact same service provider. 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 handles the website for a given domain name 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). For example, any time you type a domain address in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be forwarded to the servers of a different provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having different records for the website and the emails means that you can have your site 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 through us, you are going to be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domains. Assuming that a particular domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify certain records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to any other provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will allow you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address the slightest bit. If you decide to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do that with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.