Every single registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a certain website hosting provider. That way, you have got both your site and your emails managed by the very same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, for instance A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the website 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 illustration, whenever you enter a domain name in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain 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 Internet domain. Having independent records for the website and the emails means you may have your site and your e-mails with two different providers if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting from us, you will be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. So long as a given domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change particular records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails directed to another company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool is going to permit you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain in any way. If you want to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with simply a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated servers which we offer, you'll have 100 % control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record takes as little as a couple of clicks. If you decide to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the required record and point your domain to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain name here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.