Every registered domain name has no less than two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a certain website hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your site and your emails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, such as A and MX. The first one shows which server handles the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (18.104.22.168), while the latter shows which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, when you type a domain address in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of another company 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 e-mails means you could have your site and your e-mails with two different companies if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
With a shared hosting
package from our company, you'll be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains easily via our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records takes two clicks and the creation of a new record requires only a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any complications. We have a comprehensive help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard two, you can choose their priority i.e. which record will deal with your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you will have complete control of your domain names and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server
plan through our company. The accounts are managed using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't encounter any difficulties if you want to move your site or emails to some other service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the instructions of the new provider.