Every registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain address to the servers of a specific hosting company. In this way, you have both your site and your emails managed by the very same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, for instance A and MX. The former reveals which server manages the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one indicates which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, any time you type a domain in your Internet browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you could be forwarded to the servers of a different 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 emails means you can have your site and your emails with two different providers if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux shared hosting package we offer you, allows you to see, modify and create A and MX records for every domain or subdomain within your account. Through the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, for instance, you wish to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You can also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. With our state-of-the-art tool, you'll be able to handle the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to view and edit the A and MX records for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to control the account, comes with an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to modify their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as easy - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the two standard ones. If you ever experience any problems, we have a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.