Every single registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a specific hosting provider. That way, you have got both your website and your emails managed 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 reveals which server manages the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter indicates which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, 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 will be forwarded to the servers of a different service provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having separate records for the site and the e-mails means that you can have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting from our company, you will be able to see, create and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Provided that a particular domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify certain records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails directed to another service provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will even allow 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 domain address at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of a different company and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to view and update the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage the account, provides an advanced, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to modify their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be equally simple - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. You will 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 two standard ones. If you ever experience any difficulties, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.