Each registered domain name has a minimum of 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a particular website hosting provider. This way, you've got both your website and your e-mails handled by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are a number of other records, like A and MX. The former reveals which server manages the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter indicates which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, when you enter a domain 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 could be sent to the servers of another provider in case 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 that you could have your site and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux web hosting we offer, will permit you to view, change and create A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you'll be able to view a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is just as easy if, as an illustration, you wish to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. Also you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you are going to be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you will be able to view and change the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains which you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to take care of the account, offers an advanced, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to modify their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be equally simple - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the two default ones. If you ever encounter any problems, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.