Each registered domain name has at least two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a certain website hosting provider. This way, you've got both your website and your e-mails handled by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, for instance A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, any time you type a domain name in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be directed to the servers of a different company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having separate records for the website and the emails means that you can have your site and your emails with 2 different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

With a shared hosting package from us, you'll be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly using our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any problems. We have a comprehensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the default two, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you will have 100 % control over your domain names and subdomains and you'll be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, you're going to have total 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 each of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record takes just a few mouse clicks. If you choose to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can update the required record and direct your domain to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.