Every single registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a specific website hosting provider. That way, you have got both your site and your e-mails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are a number of other records, for instance A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you enter a domain in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you will be directed to the servers of another provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having independent records for the website and the e-mails means that you can have your site and your emails with two different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting from us, you're going to be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change certain records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails pointed to any other service provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will even enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address at all. If you decide to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with only a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can set different latency for every 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 from our company, you are going to be able to see and edit the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage the account, provides an sophisticated, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to edit their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be equally easy - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the 2 standard ones. If you ever encounter any difficulties, we've got a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.