Each registered domain name has at least two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a particular website 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), nevertheless, 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 e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you enter a domain in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of a different company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having separate records for the site and the e-mails suggests that you could have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every web hosting plan which we provide, allows you to see, change and set up A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, as an example, you would like to use the email services of a different company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Using our state-of-the-art tool, you're going to be able to handle the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even if you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated plans we provide, you're going to have complete control over the records of all domain names and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record takes simply a few clicks. If you want to change your web or email hosting provider, you can update the required record and direct your domain address to the other company for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.