Every registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a certain hosting provider. That way, you have both your website and your emails managed by the 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 emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, when you type a domain name in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be directed to the servers of another 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 e-mails suggests that you may have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
With a shared hosting plan from us, you will be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains easily using our innovative Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take 2 clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any issues. 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 set up several MX records in addition to the default two, you can select their priority i.e. which record will handle your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you'll have full control of your domain names and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage the account, offers an state-of-the-art, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to modify their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be equally simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records other than the two default ones. In case you experience any issues, we have a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.