Every registered domain has no less than two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a specific website hosting provider. In this way, you have both your website and your emails handled by the exact same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, like A and MX. The first one shows which server handles the site for a given domain name 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 example, any time you enter a domain address in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be directed to the servers of a different provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. 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 wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud website hosting we provide, will allow you to view, modify and create A and MX records for any domain or subdomain within your account. Using the DNS Records section, you'll be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, for instance, you would like to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Using our innovative tool, you are going to be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to see and edit the A and MX records for every one of the domains or subdomains that you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to control the account, comes with an sophisticated, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to edit their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as easy - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records besides the 2 standard ones. If you ever experience any difficulties, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.