Each registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a specific hosting company. This way, you have both your website and your emails managed by the exact same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, for example A and MX. The former reveals which server manages the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, any time you enter a domain name in your web browser, your request is forwarded 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 another service provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having independent records for the website and the emails means that you may have your site and your e-mails with two different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
With a cloud web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease by using our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records requires 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes only a few more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any complications. We have a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will handle your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you'll have total control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you will be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is very easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are maintained via our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will 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 easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't encounter any difficulties if you wish to switch your website or emails to another service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you could also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.