Each registered domain has at least two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain address to the servers of a particular web hosting company. This way, you have both your website and your e-mails handled by the exact same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, such as A and MX. The first one reveals which server manages the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter reveals which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you enter a domain name 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 forwarded to the servers of a different provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having independent records for the site and the emails means that you may have your website and your emails with two different providers if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting from us, you'll be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a given domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to change specific records using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails pointed to another provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even allow you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do that with simply a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to see and edit the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to take care of the account, comes with an innovative, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to change their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be just as easy - pick the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records 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 standard ones. If you ever encounter any problems, you will find a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.