Each registered domain has at least 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a specific website hosting company. In this way, you have both your website and your e-mails managed by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, such as A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, any time you enter a domain address in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of a different company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having independent records for the site and the emails means you can have your site and your e-mails with two different providers if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every shared web hosting we offer you, will allow you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain within your account. Using 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 is not going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, for instance, you want to use the e-mail 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. To put it differently, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Through our state-of-the-art tool, you're going to be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even when you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you are going to be able to see and change the A and MX records for every one of the domains or subdomains which you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to control the account, provides an state-of-the-art, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to edit their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be just as simple - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the two standard ones. If you encounter any issues, we've got a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.