Every registered domain has no less than two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a certain hosting company. That way, you have got both your site and your e-mails handled by the same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, like A and MX. The former shows which server handles the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter indicates which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, any time you enter a domain name in your browser, your request is directed 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 service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having different records for the website and the e-mails means you may have your site and your emails with two different providers if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared web hosting which we provide, allows you to see, modify and create A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, as an illustration, you wish to use the email services of another service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You can also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it's going to 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

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services, will allow you to view the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to update any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is quite easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and in case you experience any problems, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to provide you with total control over all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're pointing your e-mails to a different provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.