Each registered domain has at least two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a specific web hosting provider. In this way, you have both your site and your emails managed by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one reveals which server manages the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (, while the latter indicates which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you enter a domain name in your web 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 sent to the servers of a different company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having separate records for the site and the emails suggests that you may have your website and your emails with two different companies if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting through us, you will be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. So long as a particular domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify particular records using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails pointed to another company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will permit you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name in any way. If you choose to use the email services of another provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with only a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are managed via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't experience any troubles if you wish to point your site or emails to an alternative company while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.