Every single registered domain has at least 2 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 specific web hosting company. In this way, you've got both your site and your e-mails managed by the very same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, such as A and MX. The first one reveals which server deals with the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, whenever you type a domain in your Internet browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of a different service provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having different records for the website and the e-mails means that you could have your site and your emails with two different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every website hosting service we offer you, allows you to view, modify and create A and MX records for any domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you'll be able to view a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is equally easy if, as an illustration, you wish to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Using our advanced tool, you will 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
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated services, will enable you to see the A and MX records for every one of the domains or subdomains in your account and if required, to change any of them or set up new ones. Managing these records is very easy as all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes a few more clicks and in case you experience any problems, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up 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 give you total control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're pointing your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.