Every registered domain has no less than two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a particular hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your site and your e-mails handled by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are a number of other records, for instance A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (, while the latter indicates which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, whenever 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 address uses and from there you may be sent to the servers of another provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having separate records for the site and the e-mails means you can have your site and your emails with 2 different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a Linux shared website hosting from our company, you will be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Provided that a given domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify specific records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to another provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will allow you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with only a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for each of your domain names or subdomains is very easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are handled using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not encounter any issues if you choose to switch your site or e-mails to another provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you could also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.