Every single registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a specific website hosting provider. In this way, you have both your site and your e-mails managed by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, whenever you enter a domain in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may be forwarded to the servers of another company if 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 emails means you may have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting plan from us, you are going to be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains with ease via our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records requires two clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any problems. We have a large help section that'll make things even easier. If you want to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails 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 are going to have complete control over your domains 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 Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated plans, allows you to view the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains in your account and if needed, to edit any of them or set up new ones. Managing these records is very easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy 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 problems, you can check out our instructional videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with complete control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are moving your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.