Each registered domain name has no less than 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 hosting company. In this way, you have got both your site and your e-mails handled by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, such as A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one indicates which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, when you enter a domain address in your web browser, your request is sent 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 company provided 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 emails means that you could have your website and your emails with 2 different providers if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux shared hosting package which we offer you, will enable you to view, change and create A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is equally simple if, as an example, you would like to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Through our innovative tool, you are going to be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even when you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domain addresses or subdomains is incredibly easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are maintained by using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't experience any troubles if you choose to point your site or e-mails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you could also create additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.