Each registered domain name has no less than 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 particular website hosting company. In this way, you have got both your site and your emails managed by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The first one reveals which server manages the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you enter a domain address in your browser, your request is sent 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 provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the site and the e-mails means you may have your site and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
With a shared web hosting package from our company, you will be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains easily using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records takes two clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't experience any issues. We also have a large help section that'll make things even easier. If you want to switch your e-mail provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have total control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you will be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will allow you to view the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if needed, to edit any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is quite easy since all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a few more clicks and in case you experience any problems, you can check out our educational videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you complete control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your emails to a different company and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.