Each registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a certain web hosting company. This way, you have got both your site and your emails managed by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety 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 latter reveals which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, any time you type a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you may be forwarded to the servers of another service provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having different records for the site and the e-mails means you could have your site and your emails with two different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every cloud hosting service that we provide, will enable you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for each domain or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is just as simple if, as an example, you want to use the email services of a different company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You can even set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you will be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease even when you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to view and update the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to control the account, provides an innovative, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to modify their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be equally simple - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records aside from the 2 default ones. If you encounter any difficulties, we've got a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.