Every registered domain name has at least two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain address to the servers of a certain website hosting company. In this way, you have got both your website and your e-mails managed by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, for example A and MX. The former shows which server handles the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, when you enter a domain name in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you may be sent to the servers of another provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having separate records for the site and the e-mails means you may have your site and your e-mails with two different companies if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux shared web hosting package which we offer, will permit you to see, modify and create A and MX records for each Internet domain or subdomain in your account. Using the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a few mouse clicks. Setting up new records is as simple if, as an illustration, you would like to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your emails 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. Through our sophisticated tool, you are going to be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains easily even when you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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