Every registered domain name has at least two 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 website hosting provider. This way, you have both your site and your e-mails handled by the very same company. 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 handles the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter reveals which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you type a domain in your Internet browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be forwarded to the servers of another service provider provided 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 can have your site and your emails with two different companies if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux shared hosting package that we offer you, will enable you to see, change and set up A and MX records for any domain or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, for example, you want to use the email services of a different provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. Also you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, 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's going to contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you will be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, will enable you to see the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if required, to edit any of them or set up new ones. Handling these records is incredibly easy because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a few more clicks and in case you experience any issues, you can check out our video tutorials on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to provide you with complete control of all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're switching your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.