Every single registered domain name has a minimum of 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a specific website hosting company. In this way, you've got both your site and your e-mails handled by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (, while the latter indicates which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, any time you type a domain name in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be forwarded to the servers of a different company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having independent records for the site and the e-mails means that you could have your site and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting plan through us, you're going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change particular records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails directed to any other service provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name at all. If you choose to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with simply a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is very easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are maintained by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any difficulties if you decide to switch your website or emails to some other service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you could also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.