Every registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a particular web hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your website and your emails handled by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, such as A and MX. The former reveals which server manages the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, when you enter a domain in your Internet browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be sent to the servers of a different provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the website and the emails suggests that you can have your website and your emails with two different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux website hosting package we provide, will enable you to view, change and create A and MX records for each domain or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is equally easy if, as an example, you want to use the email services of a different service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You may also set the priority for each 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 in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Through our sophisticated tool, you're going to be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily even if you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages we provide, you'll have total control over the records of all domain names and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and changing any record requires simply a few clicks. If you decide to change your web or email hosting provider, you can update the required record and point your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still carry on using the other one through us. You can 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 2 we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.