Every registered domain has no less than 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a certain hosting provider. This way, you have got both your site and your emails handled by the same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, like A and MX. The former shows which server handles the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one indicates which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, when you type a domain in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you could be directed to the servers of another service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having independent records for the website and the emails suggests that you may have your site and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every web hosting service which we provide, will permit you to see, modify and create A and MX records for each domain name or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is equally easy if, as an illustration, you wish to use the e-mail services of another provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. Additionally you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you're going to be able to handle the records of your domains and subdomains easily even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, will allow you to see the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if needed, to change any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is incredibly easy because all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes only a few more clicks and if you experience any issues, you can check out our educational videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to provide you with full control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're moving your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.