Each registered domain name has no less than two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a particular web hosting company. That way, you have got both your website and your emails managed by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, like A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you enter a domain in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you may be forwarded to the servers of a different provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having separate records for the site and the emails means that you could have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux web hosting package we offer you, allows you to see, modify and create A and MX records for each domain name or subdomain inside your account. From the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, as an illustration, you wish to use the email services of another service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. Also you can set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you'll be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even if you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to see and edit the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to control the account, provides an sophisticated, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to edit their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be equally simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records aside from the two default ones. If you experience any difficulties, we have a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.