Each registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a specific web hosting company. In this way, you've got both your website and your emails handled by the very same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, such as A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one indicates which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you type a domain in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you will be directed to the servers of a different company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having different records for the site and the e-mails suggests that you could have your site and your e-mails with two different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting through us, you are going to be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. Provided that a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change specific records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails directed to another service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will even 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 name at all. If you want to use the email services of a different company and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do this with simply a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is really easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are maintained through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as easy as typing in 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 experience any issues if you choose to direct your site or emails to an alternative service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.