Each registered domain name has a minimum of two 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 website hosting provider. This way, you have both your website and your emails 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 example A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, when you type a domain address in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of another company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having independent records for the site and the emails suggests that you may have your website and your e-mails with two different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux shared hosting we provide, will allow you to see, change and create A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain in your account. Using the DNS Records section, you'll be able to view a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, as an illustration, you want to use the email services of another service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. Additionally you can set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, 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 will contact the next one. Using our innovative tool, you'll be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease even if you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the Linux semi-dedicated plans we provide, you will have full 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 from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record takes simply a few clicks. If you choose to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can change the necessary record and point your domain to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still carry on using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.