Each registered domain has at least 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 specific web hosting company. This way, you have got both your site and your e-mails managed by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, for example A and MX. The first one reveals which server handles the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, any time you type a domain name in your web 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 forwarded to the servers of a different provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having independent records for the website and the e-mails means you can have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

If you have a Linux website hosting from our company, you're going to be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify particular records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to any other service provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool is going to allow you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain in any way. If you want to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with just a couple of clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the semi-dedicated services that we offer, you'll have full control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record takes as little as a few mouse clicks. If you choose to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the required record and direct your domain name to the other company for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain address here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.