Every single registered domain has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a specific website hosting company. That way, you have got both your site and your e-mails handled by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, for instance A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, whenever you enter a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of another service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having different records for the website and the e-mails suggests that you can have your website and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux hosting we offer you, allows you to view, modify and create A and MX records for every Internet domain or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as easy if, as an illustration, you would like to use the e-mail services of a different company 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. Quite 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 is going to contact the next one. Using our sophisticated 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

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domain addresses or subdomains is extremely easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are managed via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any troubles if you want to move your website or emails to an alternative provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.