Each registered domain has at least 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your Internet domain to the servers of a specific web hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your site and your e-mails handled by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, for example A and MX. The first one reveals which server handles the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, any time you type a domain address in your browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of a different company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having different records for the site and the emails means that you may have your website and your e-mails with two different providers if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux cloud hosting we provide, allows you to view, modify and create A and MX records for every Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, for example, you want to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You may also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. With our innovative tool, you're going to be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains that you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to take care of the account, comes with an state-of-the-art, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to change their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be equally simple - pick the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the 2 default ones. In case you encounter any difficulties, we've got a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.