Every registered domain has at least 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a specific website hosting company. This way, you have both your site and your emails handled by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, like A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one reveals which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you type a domain in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be sent to the servers of another provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having independent records for the website and the e-mails means that you may have your site and your e-mails with two different companies if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting from us, you will be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change specific records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails directed to any other provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address the slightest bit. If you decide to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with only a couple of mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to view and update the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to handle the account, comes with an state-of-the-art, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to edit their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as simple - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records aside from the two default ones. In case you encounter any issues, you will find a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.