Every registered domain has a minimum of 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a particular web hosting company. This way, you have got both your website and your e-mails managed by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one reveals which server manages the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (, while the latter indicates which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you type a domain address in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may be sent 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. Having different records for the site and the e-mails suggests that you may have your website and your emails with 2 different providers if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux shared web hosting we provide, will allow you to view, change and set up A and MX records for each Internet domain or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is as easy if, for example, you wish to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You may also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. With our advanced tool, you are going to be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting we provide, you are going to have 100 % control over the records of all domain names and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record takes just a couple of clicks. If you want to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and direct your domain address to the other company for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.