Each registered domain name has at least 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a specific website hosting provider. That way, you've got both your site and your e-mails managed by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, for example A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, when you enter a domain name in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be directed to the servers of a different company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having separate records for the website and the e-mails means that you could have your site and your emails with two different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux shared website hosting plan we offer you, allows you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for each domain or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, as an illustration, you wish to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. With our innovative tool, you are going to be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily even when you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is very easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are managed by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not encounter any problems if you wish to switch your website or e-mails to another service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you could also create additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the instructions of the new provider.