Every registered domain name has a minimum of 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a specific web hosting company. This way, you have got both your website and your e-mails managed by the exact same provider. 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 shows which server manages the website for a given domain address 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, when you enter a domain name in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of a different service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the site and the emails means you can have your site and your emails with two different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux web hosting we provide, allows you to view, change and create A and MX records for any domain or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, as an example, you would like to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. Additionally you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our state-of-the-art tool, you'll be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you'll be able to view and change the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to handle the account, comes with an innovative, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to change their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the two default ones. In case you encounter any troubles, you will find a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.