Every single registered domain name has at least 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a particular web hosting company. That way, you have both your website and your e-mails managed by the very same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, such as A and MX. The first one reveals which server handles the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, whenever you type a domain address in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you could be sent to the servers of another company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having independent records for the site and the e-mails means you could have your website and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every shared plan we offer you, allows you to see, modify and create A and MX records for each domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is equally easy if, as an illustration, you wish to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. Additionally you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our sophisticated tool, you are going to be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even when you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is really easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are handled by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't experience any problems if you want to point your website or e-mails to a different company while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you could also create additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.