Each registered domain name has no less than two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a specific website hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your website and your e-mails managed by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are a number of other records, such as A and MX. The first one reveals which server handles the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (, while the latter shows which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, when you enter a domain in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of a different service 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 e-mails suggests that you can have your website and your emails with two different providers if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud plan from our company, you are going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change particular records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails directed to another service provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool is going to enable you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name in any way. If you choose to use the email services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do that with simply a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.