Each registered domain has no less than 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a certain website hosting provider. This way, you've got both your site and your e-mails managed by the exact same service 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 former shows which server manages the website for a given domain name 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). As an example, whenever you type a domain name in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of a different company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having different records for the website and the emails means you may have your website and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

With a shared web hosting package from our company, you are going to be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly through our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records takes 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes only a couple of more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any complications. We've got a large help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can choose their priority i.e. which record will deal with your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you'll have total control over your domains and subdomains and you're going to be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to see and edit the A and MX records for every one of the domains or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to control the account, comes with an innovative, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to change their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be equally simple - pick the domain/subdomain, type in 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 which you create in case you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the two standard ones. In case you experience any issues, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.