Each registered domain name has at least 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a certain hosting company. In this way, you have both your site and your e-mails managed by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, such as A and MX. The first one reveals which server handles the website 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). For instance, when you type a domain address in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be forwarded to the servers of another company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having separate records for the site and the emails means you can have your site and your emails with two different providers if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud website hosting through our company, you'll be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change particular records using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to another service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do this with only a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domain addresses or subdomains is extremely easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are maintained via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on any 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 won't experience any issues if you choose to point your website or emails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.