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 to the servers of a specific hosting provider. That way, you've got both your site and your e-mails managed by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, like A and MX. The former shows which server handles the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (, while the latter indicates which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you type a domain name in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name 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 name. Having independent records for the site and the emails suggests that you may have your site and your e-mails with two different providers if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
With a cloud website hosting package from us, you will be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly through our sophisticated Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records takes 2 clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any issues. We've got an extensive help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to change your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the default two, you can select their priority i.e. which record will manage your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you will have total control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is really easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed via our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't encounter any problems if you want to point your website or emails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you may also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.