Each registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a specific website hosting company. In this way, you've got both your website and your emails managed by the exact same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one shows which server handles the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, any time you enter a domain address in your Internet 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 company 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 emails means you could have your site and your e-mails with two different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting
With a shared website hosting plan from us, you are going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly by using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any problems. We have an in depth help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can choose their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you will have total control of your domains and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to see the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if required, to edit any of them or set up new ones. Controlling these records is very easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes only a few more clicks and in case you experience any difficulties, you can check out our instructional videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to give you full control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're switching your emails to a different company and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.