Every registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a certain website hosting provider. This way, you've got both your website and your emails handled by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are lots of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the website for a given 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). As an example, whenever you type a domain 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 provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having separate records for the website and the emails means you can have your website and your e-mails with two different companies if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux cloud hosting which we provide, will permit you to view, change and create A and MX records for any domain or subdomain within your account. Through the DNS Records section, you'll be able to view a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is just as simple if, as an illustration, you wish to use the email services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. Also you can set the priority for each 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 if the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Using our state-of-the-art tool, you'll be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, you'll have total control over the records of all domain names and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record takes only a couple of clicks. If you choose to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and direct your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are changing 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 one.