Every registered domain name has at least two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a specific web hosting provider. This way, you've got both your website and your emails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, such as A and MX. The former reveals which server manages the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, any time you enter a domain in your Internet browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you may be sent to the servers of a different provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having different records for the website and the e-mails means you could have your site and your emails with 2 different companies if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every cloud plan which we offer you, will enable you to see, change and create A and MX records for every domain or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you'll be able to view a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, for instance, you want to use the email services of a different service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Through our state-of-the-art tool, you'll be able to manage the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no prior experience with such matters.