Every registered domain has a minimum of 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain address to the servers of a specific web hosting company. This way, you have got both your website and your emails managed by the very same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, like A and MX. The first one reveals which server handles the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter indicates which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you enter a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be forwarded to the servers of another company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the site and the e-mails means you may have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting service through us, you're going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to change specific records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails directed to another company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will even permit you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain the slightest bit. If you choose to use the email services of a different provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do it with only a couple of mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you are going to be able to view and edit the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to handle the account, offers an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to change their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be equally easy - pick the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records other than the 2 default ones. If you ever experience any troubles, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.