Every single registered domain has no less than two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a certain website hosting provider. This way, you have both your website and your e-mails managed by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, such as A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one indicates which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you enter a domain in your Internet browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you could be directed to the servers of another company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having different records for the website and the e-mails means you could have your website and your emails with 2 different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you will be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains easily by using our innovative Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any issues. We've got a large help section that'll make things even easier. If you wish to change your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can choose their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you will have complete control over your domain names and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our semi-dedicated servers, will allow you to view the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if needed, to update any of them or set up new ones. Handling these records is very easy since all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a few more clicks and in case you experience any problems, you can check out our educational videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you total control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are switching your emails to a different provider and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.