Every single registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a specific web hosting provider. This way, you have both your site and your e-mails managed by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, for example A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one indicates which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, when you enter a domain name in your browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of a different service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having separate records for the website and the e-mails suggests that you can have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting package from our company, you are going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly using our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes only a few more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any difficulties. We've got a large help section that will make things even easier. If you'd like to change your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you will have full control over your domain names and subdomains and you will be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are maintained through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record will be as easy 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 simply won't experience any problems if you decide to switch your site or e-mails to an alternative service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you may also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.