Each registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a specific hosting provider. That way, you have both your site and your emails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The former shows which server deals with 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 e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you enter a domain in your browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of another company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the site and the emails means that you may have your site and your emails with two different providers if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
With a cloud hosting package from our company, you will be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly using our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records requires 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any troubles. We've got an extensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you wish to change your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the default 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will manage your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have total control of your domain names and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide, you're going to have 100 % control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record requires simply a few clicks. If you decide to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can change the necessary record and direct your domain to the other company for one of the services, as you still carry on using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain name here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.