Each registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a particular hosting company. That way, you have got both your site and your emails managed by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, for example A and MX. The former shows which server manages the site for a given Internet domain 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 illustration, when you type a domain address in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be sent to the servers of a different service provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having independent records for the website and the e-mails means you could have your site and your emails with two different companies if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

With a 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 using our advanced Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any difficulties. We also have a large help section that makes things even easier. If you would like to switch your e-mail 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 manage your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you will have 100 % control of your domain names and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated plans we provide, you'll have complete control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record takes just a few mouse clicks. If you choose to change your web or email hosting provider, you can change the necessary record and point your domain name to the other company for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.