Every single 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 name to the servers of a specific hosting provider. This way, you've got both your website and your e-mails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The former reveals which server deals with the site 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 illustration, when you enter a domain name in your 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 another provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having independent records for the site and the e-mails means that you could have your site and your emails with two different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux website hosting package we offer you, will enable you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, for example, you want to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. With our innovative tool, you are going to be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even if you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated packages which we provide, you will have 100 % control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record takes simply a couple of mouse clicks. If you want to change your web or email hosting provider, you can change the required record and direct your domain to the other company for one of the services, while you still carry on using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're changing 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 every single one.