Each registered domain name has at least two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a certain web hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your site and your e-mails managed by the very 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 first one reveals which server deals with the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (, while the latter shows which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, whenever you type a domain in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of a different provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having independent records for the site and the emails means you may have your site and your emails with 2 different providers if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared package that we offer, will allow you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for each Internet domain or subdomain within your account. Using the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their related records, so any update won't take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, as an example, you wish to use the email services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you'll be able to control the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any of your domain addresses or subdomains is incredibly easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are managed through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you won't experience any problems if you decide to point your website or emails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you may also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.