Every single registered domain has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a specific website hosting company. In this way, you've got both your website and your emails managed by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are lots of other records, for example A and MX. The former reveals which server manages the site for a given domain name 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 example, whenever you type a domain address in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may be forwarded to the servers of another service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having independent records for the site and the e-mails means that you could have your site and your emails with two different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
With a cloud web hosting package from our company, you'll be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly via our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records takes two clicks and the setup of a new record takes only a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any difficulties. We've got an in depth help section that will make things even easier. If you wish to switch your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you are going to have full control over your domains and subdomains and you're going to 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, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to view the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if needed, to edit any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is very easy as all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy 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 issues, you can check out our video tutorials on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to offer you total control over all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're switching your emails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.