Every registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a certain website hosting company. That way, you have got both your site and your emails handled by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are lots of other records, like A and MX. The former shows which server manages the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (, 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 enter a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of a different service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having separate records for the website and the emails suggests that you can have your website and your e-mails with two different providers if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
With a cloud hosting package from us, you will be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains easily via our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any difficulties. We have a large help section that'll make things even easier. If you would like to change your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the default 2, you can choose their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually 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'll be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you are going to be able to view and edit the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains that you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to handle the account, offers an innovative, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to modify their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be just as easy - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be ready. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records other than the 2 standard ones. If you ever experience any issues, you will find a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.