Every single registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a certain website hosting provider. This way, you have both your website and your emails handled by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the site for a given domain address 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 instance, any time you enter a domain in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of a different provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having different records for the site and the emails suggests that you could have your website and your emails with two different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
With a web hosting plan from us, you are going to be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly by using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records takes 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any troubles. We have an in depth help section that will make things even easier. If you want to change your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the default 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have complete control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for each of your domain names or subdomains is very easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are managed using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record will be as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any problems if you want to direct your site or emails to some other service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you could also create additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.