Every single registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain address to the servers of a particular website hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your website and your emails managed by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are a number of other records, like A and MX. The first one shows which server handles the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (, while the second one reveals which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, any time you type a domain address in your web 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 directed to the servers of another provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having independent records for the website and the emails suggests that you may have your site and your emails with two different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a Linux shared website hosting package through our company, you're going to be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. Assuming that a given domain name has our Name Servers, you will be able to change specific records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails pointed to any other provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will even enable you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain the slightest bit. If you decide to use the email services of another provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with simply a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is extremely easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are maintained via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying 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 won't experience any difficulties if you decide to move your site or e-mails to another service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.