Every registered domain has at least 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a specific web hosting company. This way, you have got both your website and your e-mails managed by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, such as A and MX. The first one reveals which server deals with the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, whenever you type a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may 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. Having different records for the website and the e-mails means that you can have your site and your emails with 2 different providers if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every shared hosting that we provide, allows you to see, change and create A and MX records for every Internet domain or subdomain within your account. Using the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is just as easy if, as an example, you would like to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. Also you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you're going to be able to manage the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is extremely easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are managed by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you won't experience any difficulties if you want to direct your website or e-mails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you could also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.