Each registered domain name has at least two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a specific hosting provider. This way, you have both your site and your emails managed by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (, while the second one indicates which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, whenever you type a domain name in your Internet browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of another company in case 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 that you can have your site and your e-mails with two different providers if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a Linux shared package through our company, you are going to be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a specific Internet domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change particular records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails directed to any other service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool is going to permit you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do this with just a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you're going to be able to view and edit the A and MX records for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to take care of the account, comes with an sophisticated, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to change their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be just as simple - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the two standard ones. In case you encounter any issues, you will find a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.