Every single registered domain has at least 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 website hosting company. That way, you have both your website and your emails handled by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, for example A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one indicates which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you type a domain name in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you will be directed to the servers of another service provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having different records for the site and the emails means you could have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

With a shared hosting plan from our company, you are going to be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains easily through our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a few more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't experience any difficulties. We've got a comprehensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your e-mails first when somebody 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 of your domains and subdomains and you're going to be able to handle 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 each of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are handled using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. 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. Changing any record is as simple as entering 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 troubles if you decide to switch your site or e-mails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you can also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.