Every single registered domain name has at least 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 particular website hosting provider. This way, you have got both your website and your emails handled by the exact same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The former reveals which server manages the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one indicates which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, any time you enter a domain name in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of another service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having independent records for the website and the emails means you can have your site and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux cloud website hosting package which we provide, allows you to view, modify and create A and MX records for any domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, as an example, you want to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you'll be able to manage the records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily even if you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any one of your domain addresses or subdomains is really easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are maintained through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record will be as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any difficulties if you want to point your website or e-mails to another provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.