Each registered domain has a minimum of 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a particular website hosting provider. That way, you've got both your site and your e-mails managed by the very same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are a number of other records, like A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (188.8.131.52), while the second one shows which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, whenever you type a domain name in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of a different company 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 site and your e-mails with two different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
With a shared web hosting
package from our company, you are going to be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly by using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any difficulties. We have an in depth help section that'll make things even easier. If you want to switch your email provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the default two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will deal with your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you'll have full control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is really easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server
plan through us. The accounts are handled via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any issues if you wish to move your website or emails to some other service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you could also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.