Every registered domain name has at least two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a certain web hosting company. This way, you've got both your website and your emails managed by the exact same 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 reveals which server handles the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one indicates which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you type a domain in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may be forwarded to the servers of a different provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having separate records for the website and the e-mails suggests that you can have your website and your emails with 2 different providers if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Provided that a particular domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify particular records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails pointed to another company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to permit you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain the slightest bit. If you want to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do this 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 will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated plans we provide, you'll have complete control over the records of all domains and subdomains that 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 changing any record takes only a few mouse clicks. If you want to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and point your domain to the other company for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain name here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.