Each registered domain has at least 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 particular web hosting provider. This way, you've got both your website and your emails handled by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, like A and MX. The first one shows which server handles the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, when you enter a domain name in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be forwarded to the servers of another company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having independent records for the website and the emails suggests that you may have your site and your emails with 2 different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux website hosting service we offer, will permit you to view, change and create A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as easy if, for example, you would like to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Using our innovative tool, you're going to be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to see and edit the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to take care of the account, offers an innovative, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to change their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to set up 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 all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the 2 default ones. If you ever experience any problems, you will find a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.