Every registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain address to the servers of a certain website hosting company. In this way, you've 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 deals with the website 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). For example, any time you enter a domain name in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of a different company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having different records for the website and the e-mails means you could have your website and your emails with two different providers if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
If you have a Linux web hosting through us, you'll be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a given domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to change particular records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails directed to any other service provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even permit you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain in any way. If you choose to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with just a couple of mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you are going to be able to view and edit the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to handle the account, comes with an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to modify their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be just as simple - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the two default ones. If you ever experience any difficulties, you will find a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.