Each registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a particular hosting provider. This way, you've got both your site and your emails handled by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, such as A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one shows which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, when you type a domain name in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will 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 name. Having independent records for the website and the e-mails means you can have your website and your emails with 2 different providers if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a Linux cloud hosting package from us, you'll be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a given domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify specific records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails directed to another provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will 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 Internet domain at all. If you choose to use the email services of a different service provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with only a couple of mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to view and edit the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to take care of the account, comes with an innovative, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to modify their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be equally easy - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be all set. You'll also 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 other than the 2 default ones. If you ever experience any issues, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.