Each registered domain has at least two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a certain hosting provider. This way, you've got both your website and your e-mails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (188.8.131.52), while the second one reveals which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you type a domain in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of a different provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the website and the emails means you may have your site and your emails with two different providers if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every website hosting
we offer you, will permit you to see, change and create A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update won't take you more than a few mouse clicks. Setting up new records is equally simple if, for instance, you want to use the email services of a different provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. Also you can set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it will contact the next one. With our advanced tool, you're going to be able to manage the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated service
we offer, you are going to have complete control over the records of all domain names and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record requires only a few clicks. If you decide to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can edit the required record and direct your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain name here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.