Every registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a specific web hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your site and your e-mails managed by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, like A and MX. The first one shows which server handles the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter reveals which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you enter a domain name in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you may be forwarded 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 different records for the site and the emails suggests that you can have your website and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud hosting through our company, you're going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify specific records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails directed to any other service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will even allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain the slightest bit. If you choose to use the email services of a different company and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do this with just a few mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated plans, allows you to see the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if required, to update any of them or set up new ones. Controlling these records is quite easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and if you experience any difficulties, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with complete control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are moving your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.