Every registered domain has a minimum of 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain address to the servers of a certain web hosting company. In this way, you have got both your site and your e-mails handled by the same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are lots of other records, like A and MX. The former shows which server handles the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter reveals which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, when you enter a domain name in your browser, your request is directed 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 a different service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having separate records for the website and the e-mails means that you may have your website and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting from us, you'll be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change specific records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to any other service provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to allow you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with simply a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for every single 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 us, you are going to be able to view and edit the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to take care of the account, offers an innovative, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to 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 equally simple - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the 2 default ones. In case you experience any difficulties, we have a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.