Every registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a certain hosting provider. In this way, you have both your website and your e-mails managed by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, such as A and MX. The former shows which server handles the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, when you type a domain in your Internet browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be forwarded to the servers of a different provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having different records for the site and the emails means that you could have your website and your e-mails with two different providers if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
If you have a Linux website hosting from us, you're going to be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify particular records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails directed to another provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address at all. If you choose to use the email services of another company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with only a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to view and update the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage the account, provides an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to edit their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be equally easy - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case that you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the two standard ones. If you experience any troubles, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.