Each registered domain has no less than two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a particular website hosting company. This way, you have both your website and your e-mails managed by the exact same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The former reveals which server manages the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one indicates which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, when you type a domain in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of another company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the website and the emails suggests that you may have your website and your emails with two different providers if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every shared web hosting which we provide, will permit you to see, change and create A and MX records for each domain or subdomain in your account. Using 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 isn't going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is just as simple if, as an example, you want to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. Also you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Using our advanced tool, you are going to be able to control the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated servers we provide, you will have complete control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and changing any record requires just a few clicks. If you want to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can change the necessary record and point your domain to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still carry on using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.