Every registered domain has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a particular web hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your website and your e-mails managed by the exact same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, such as A and MX. The first one reveals which server deals with the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter reveals which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you type a domain name in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you could 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 site and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every shared hosting which we provide, will allow you to view, change and set up A and MX records for any domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, for example, you want to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You may also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. With our innovative tool, you'll be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to view and change the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to take care of the account, provides an sophisticated, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to change their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be equally simple - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the 2 standard ones. In case you encounter any issues, you will find a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.