Each registered domain has no less than two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a particular website hosting company. In this way, you've got both your site and your e-mails managed by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, like A and MX. The first one reveals which server manages the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, when you type a domain name in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may be sent to the servers of a different provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the site and the e-mails means that you may have your site and your e-mails with two different companies if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
With a hosting package from us, you will be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily using our sophisticated Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take 2 clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any troubles. We have a comprehensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you want to change your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can choose their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you're going to have full control of your domains and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to view and edit the A and MX records for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to control the account, provides an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to modify their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be equally simple - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records aside from the two default ones. If you ever experience any troubles, we've got a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.