Each registered domain has no less than two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a certain hosting provider. In this way, you've got both your site and your emails managed by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, like A and MX. The former shows which server handles the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one indicates which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you type a domain address in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of a different company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having independent records for the website and the e-mails means that you could have your website and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting plan from our company, you're going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly using our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records takes 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires only a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any issues. We have a comprehensive help section that makes things even easier. If you would like to change your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the default two, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you will have full control of your domain names and subdomains and you're going to be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is very easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are maintained by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as easy 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 problems if you choose to point your site or emails to a different company while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you could also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.