Every registered domain name has at least 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a particular website hosting company. In this way, you have got both your site and your e-mails handled by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, for example A and MX. The first one reveals which server deals with the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one indicates which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, whenever you enter a domain name in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you will be directed to the servers of another service provider if 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 means you may have your website and your emails with two different companies if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting from us, you are going to be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change specific records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails directed to any other company if you would like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address in any way. If you decide to use the email services of a different company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with just a couple of mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the Linux semi-dedicated servers which we offer, you'll have total control over the records of all domain names and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record requires simply a few mouse clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and direct your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.