Every registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your Internet domain to the servers of a particular website hosting company. This way, you have 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, such as A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, when you enter a domain address in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of another company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having separate records for the site and the e-mails suggests that you may have your site and your emails with 2 different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

With a cloud web hosting package from us, you're going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly by using our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records will take two clicks and the setup of a new record requires 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 an extensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to switch your email 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 is going to deal with your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you will have full control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is very easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are maintained by using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any difficulties if you choose to point your website or e-mails to an alternative company while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.