Every registered domain has at least two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a certain web hosting provider. In this way, you have both your website and your emails managed by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are a number of other records, like A and MX. The former shows which server handles the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (, while the latter shows which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you type a domain name in your browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of a different service provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having independent records for the site and the emails suggests that you can have your site and your e-mails with two different providers if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
With a cloud web hosting package from us, you will be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly using our advanced Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any difficulties. We have an in depth help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you are going to have complete control over your domain addresses 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 editing the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is extremely easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are managed using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is 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 will not encounter any difficulties if you wish to move your website or emails to a different provider while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you can also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.