Every registered domain has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a particular hosting provider. That way, you have got both your site and your e-mails managed by the exact same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, for instance A and MX. The former reveals which server manages the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), 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 type a domain address in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be sent to the servers of a different provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having different records for the website and the emails means that you could have your site and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting
With a shared website hosting plan from our company, you will be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records takes two clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any issues. We have a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you wish to switch your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have 100 % control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, allows you to see the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to change any of them or set up new ones. Managing these records is quite easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and in case you experience any difficulties, you can check out our video tutorials on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you full control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're moving your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.