Every single registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your Internet domain to the servers of a specific website hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your site and your e-mails managed by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, for instance A and MX. The former reveals which server deals with the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, any time you enter a domain name in your Internet 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 sent to the servers of another company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having different records for the site and the emails means that you could have your website and your emails with two different providers if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting plan from us, you're going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly using our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records requires 2 clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any complications. We've got an in depth help section that'll make things even easier. If you would like to change your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the default 2, you can choose their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you're going to have full control over your domain names and subdomains and you will be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

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