Every registered domain has a minimum of 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a particular hosting company. In this way, you've got both your site and your emails managed by the exact same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, for instance A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter indicates which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you enter a domain name in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of a different service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having independent records for the site and the emails suggests that you can have your site and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud website hosting which we provide, will permit you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for any domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you'll be able to view a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, as an illustration, you would like to use the email services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you'll be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no prior experience with such matters.