Each 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 to the servers of a specific website hosting company. This way, you've got both your site and your emails managed by the exact 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 Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you enter a domain address in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of a different company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having separate records for the site and the emails means that you may have your website and your emails with 2 different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

With a cloud web hosting package from us, you are going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains easily using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records takes 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't experience any troubles. We also have an extensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you wish to change your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the default two, you can select 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 ought to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have complete control of your domain names and subdomains and you're going to 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 will be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage the account, offers an innovative, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to modify their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be just as simple - select the domain/subdomain, type in 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 you create in case you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the 2 default ones. If you encounter any problems, you will find a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.