Every registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a specific hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your website and your e-mails managed by the exact same company. 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 (, while the latter indicates which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, when you enter a domain in your browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name 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 address. Having independent records for the website and the e-mails means that you could have your site and your emails with 2 different providers if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a Linux cloud website hosting package through us, 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 through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails directed to any other company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to enable you to have a domain address 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 the slightest bit. 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 only a couple of mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you are going to be able to view and edit the A and MX records for any one of the domain names or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage the account, provides an advanced, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to edit their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as simple - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be all set. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the two default ones. In case you encounter any difficulties, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.