Each registered domain name has no less than two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a particular website hosting company. This way, you have got both your site and your emails handled by the exact same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, like A and MX. The first one shows which server handles the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter reveals which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, whenever you enter a domain address in your 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 company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having independent records for the site and the emails means you can have your site and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux cloud package we offer you, will allow you to see, modify and create A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain in your account. Using the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is as simple if, as an example, you want to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You may also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you will be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you will be able to see and change the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to control the account, offers an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to modify their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be equally easy - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the two default ones. If you ever experience any difficulties, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.