Every registered domain has no less than two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a particular website hosting provider. This way, you have got both your website and your e-mails managed by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, such as A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter reveals which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, whenever you enter a domain address in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you could be sent to the servers of another company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having different records for the website and the e-mails suggests that you could have your website and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

With a web hosting plan from us, you'll be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly via our innovative Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records requires two clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any problems. We have a comprehensive help section that makes things even easier. If you wish to switch your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have 100 % control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated servers, will permit you to view the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to change any of them or set up new ones. Handling these records is quite easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a few more clicks and if you experience any issues, you can check out our educational videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to give you complete control over all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your e-mails to a different provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.