Each registered domain has a minimum of 2 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 particular website hosting provider. That way, you have both your website and your emails managed by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, for instance A and MX. The former shows which server manages the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one shows which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, any time you type a domain address in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be directed to the servers of another service 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 site and the emails suggests that you may have your site and your emails with 2 different companies if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
If you have a hosting from our company, you will be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a specific Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify certain records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails pointed to any other company if you would like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will allow you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do that with only a few mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.