Every single registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a particular hosting provider. This way, you have both your website and your e-mails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, for example A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you enter a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may be forwarded to the servers of another service provider if 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 e-mails suggests that you could have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package which we provide, will enable you to view, change and create A and MX records for each domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, as an example, you want to use the email services of a different company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. Also you can set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you will be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily even when you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated packages which we offer, you are going to have full control over the records of all domains and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record takes just a couple of mouse clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the required record and direct your domain to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.