Each registered domain has a minimum of 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a certain web hosting company. In this way, you have got both your site and your e-mails managed by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, when you enter a domain in your Internet browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of a different company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the website and the e-mails means you can have your site and your e-mails with two different companies if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux hosting which we offer, will allow you to view, change and create A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain within your account. Through the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is as easy if, for example, you want to use the e-mail services of another provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. Also you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Using our state-of-the-art tool, you'll be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease even if you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated hosting, will enable you to view the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if required, to edit any of them or set up new ones. Managing these records is quite easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and in case you experience any troubles, you can check out our instructional videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you full control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're moving your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.