Every single registered domain has at least 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your Internet domain to the servers of a certain website hosting company. 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, like A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, any time you type a domain name in your web 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 sent to the servers of a different provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having independent records for the site and the e-mails means that you may have your site and your e-mails with two different providers if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
With a website hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly by using our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records requires 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any difficulties. We have an extensive help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to switch your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you are going to have full control over your domains and subdomains and you will be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase 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 in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to handle the account, comes with an sophisticated, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are 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 - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the two standard ones. If you encounter any troubles, we've got a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.