Each registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a certain hosting company. In this way, you've got both your website and your e-mails handled by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, such as A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (, while the latter shows which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, when you type a domain name in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of another provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having separate records for the website and the e-mails means you can have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
If you have a hosting through us, you'll be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Provided that a given domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to change particular records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails directed to any other company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool is going to permit you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with only a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to view and edit the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to take care of the account, offers an innovative, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to edit their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be equally simple - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the 2 default ones. If you encounter any issues, we have a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.