Every registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your Internet domain to the servers of a specific hosting company. This way, you have both your site and your e-mails handled by the very same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The former shows which server handles the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (, while the latter shows which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you type a domain address in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will 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. Having independent records for the site and the e-mails means that you may have your website and your emails with two different providers if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a Linux cloud package through our company, you're going to be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Provided that a particular domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify specific records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails directed to any other service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will 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 name in any way. If you want to use the e-mail services of another provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with just a couple of mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are handled through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record will be as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any troubles if you choose to move your site or emails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you may also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.