Each registered domain name has a minimum of 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a certain hosting company. In this way, you have got both your site and your e-mails managed by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, for example A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (, while the second one shows which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, whenever you type 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 may be forwarded to the servers of a different provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having separate records for the website and the e-mails means you could have your website and your e-mails with two different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux web hosting package that we provide, will enable you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for every Internet domain or subdomain within your account. Through the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is as easy if, for instance, you would like to use the email services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You may also set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to 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 advanced tool, you will be able to handle the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is incredibly easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are managed using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any problems if you choose to direct your site or e-mails to some other company while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you can also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.