Every registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a certain hosting company. This way, you've got both your website and your e-mails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, like A and MX. The former shows which server handles the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, any time you type a domain in your Internet browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may 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 name. Having separate records for the site and the e-mails means you could have your website and your e-mails with two different providers if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
With a shared hosting package from us, you're going to be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any problems. We also have an extensive help section that will make things even easier. If you want to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your e-mails 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 will have total control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you'll be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to view and edit the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to take care of the account, comes with an sophisticated, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're 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 - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. You will 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 set up additional records aside from the 2 standard ones. In case you encounter any problems, you will find a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.