Each registered domain name has a minimum of 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a particular web hosting company. In this way, you've got both your site and your e-mails handled by the same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, such as A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, any time you type a domain address in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may be sent to the servers of a different provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having independent records for the site and the emails means that you can have your website and your e-mails with two different providers if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a Linux shared web hosting plan through our company, you are going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify certain records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to another company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will allow you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of a different company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated servers which we provide, you'll have full control over the records of all domains and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record takes as little as a couple of mouse clicks. If you want to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and direct your domain address to the other company for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.