Every single 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 Internet domain to the servers of a certain website hosting provider. This way, you have got both your site and your e-mails managed by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, for example A and MX. The former shows which server handles the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you enter a domain address in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be sent to the servers of a different service provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having separate records for the site and the emails means that you can have your website and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains with ease by using our advanced Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records takes 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any issues. We also have an in depth help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to switch your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have 100 % control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you are going to be able to see and change the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to take care of the account, provides an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to modify their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as simple - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records other than the two default ones. If you ever experience any difficulties, we've got a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.