Every registered domain name has no less than two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a particular hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your site and your emails managed by the exact 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 reveals which server handles the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter indicates which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you enter a domain name in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you may be forwarded to the servers of another provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having different records for the website and the e-mails means you could have your website and your emails with two different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting from us, you'll be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you will be able to change certain records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to another provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool is going to enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name the slightest bit. If you choose to use the email services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with just a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you are going to be able to view and edit the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to handle the account, offers an innovative, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to modify their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be equally easy - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the two standard ones. If you ever encounter any troubles, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.