Each registered domain has at least two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a certain web hosting provider. This way, you have got both your website and your emails managed by the exact same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are lots of other records, for example A and MX. The former reveals which server deals with the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, whenever you enter a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be sent to the servers of a different company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having separate records for the website and the emails suggests that you could have your website and your emails with two different companies if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
With a shared web hosting plan from us, you're going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly using our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records takes two clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any difficulties. We've got an in depth help section that makes things even easier. If you wish to switch your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can choose their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you are going to have complete control over your domains and subdomains and you will be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to control the account, provides an innovative, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to 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 just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records other than the two standard ones. If you encounter any problems, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.