Every registered domain name has at least two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your Internet domain to the servers of a particular website hosting company. This way, you have both your site and your emails handled by the same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, for example A and MX. The first one reveals which server deals with the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (, while the second one shows which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you enter a domain address in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be directed to the servers of a different company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having independent records for the site and the e-mails means you could have your site and your emails with 2 different companies if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every Linux cloud website hosting package which we provide, will enable you to see, modify and set up A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. From the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, for instance, you wish to use the email services of another service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. Additionally you can 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 is going to contact the next one. With our advanced tool, you are going to be able to manage the records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and editing the A or MX records for each of your domain addresses or subdomains is incredibly easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are managed by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any issues if you want to direct your site or e-mails to a different provider while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you may also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the instructions of the new provider.