Each registered domain has a minimum of 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain address to the servers of a certain hosting company. This way, you have both your site and your emails managed by the exact 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 first one reveals which server manages the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you type a domain in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you may be forwarded to the servers of a different company if 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 means you may have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every shared website hosting service we offer you, will permit you to see, change and set up A and MX records for every domain or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you'll be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, for example, you wish to use the email services of a different provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our state-of-the-art tool, you'll be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is extremely easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are managed by using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as easy 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 simply won't experience any problems if you decide to move your site or e-mails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you can also create additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.