Every single registered domain name has at least 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a specific website hosting company. In this way, you've got both your site and your e-mails managed by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the website for a given domain name 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). As an illustration, whenever you enter a domain name in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of a different company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the site and the emails means that you can have your site and your emails with 2 different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting package from our company, you are going to be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease via our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't experience any troubles. We've got an extensive help section that makes things even easier. If you want to change your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you'll have full control over your domain names and subdomains and you're going to be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is very easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are maintained through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't experience any difficulties if you decide to switch your website or e-mails to another provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.