Each registered domain has at least 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 provider. 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), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, such as A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one reveals which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, any time you type a domain name in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you could be directed to the servers of another provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having independent records for the website and the emails suggests that you can have your site and your emails with 2 different providers if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
With a cloud hosting plan from us, you will be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains with ease using our sophisticated Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any difficulties. We've got a comprehensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you wish to change your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the default two, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you will have complete control over your domains and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is very easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are handled via our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't encounter any troubles if you want to move your site or emails to a different provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you can also create additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.