Each registered domain has a minimum of 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a certain hosting provider. 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), on the other hand, there are lots of other records, like A and MX. The first one reveals which server manages the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you enter a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is directed 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 another provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having independent records for the site and the emails suggests that you could have your website and your e-mails with two different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux shared hosting we offer, allows you to view, change and create A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain in your account. Using the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is as easy if, as an illustration, you want to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. 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 is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you are going to be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated services which we offer, you are going to have full 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 every one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record requires only a couple of clicks. If you want to change your web or email hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and point your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. When 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 each and every one.