Each registered domain has a minimum of 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a particular web hosting company. That way, you have got both your site and your e-mails handled by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are lots of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one shows which server handles the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (, while the latter reveals which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you enter a domain address in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be directed 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 name. Having separate records for the site and the emails suggests that you could have your site and your emails with two different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux shared web hosting that we provide, allows you to view, change and create A and MX records for each Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, as an illustration, you want to use the email services of a different provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. Also you can set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. With our advanced tool, you're going to be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains easily even when you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is very easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are handled using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't experience any difficulties if you decide to move your website or emails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you can also create additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.