Every single registered domain name has at least two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a specific web hosting provider. That way, you have both your site and your e-mails handled by the exact same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, for instance A and MX. The former shows which server manages the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (, while the latter shows which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, whenever 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 will be directed to the servers of a different company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the website and the emails suggests that you could have your website and your emails with two different companies if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

With a shared web hosting plan from us, you will be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains with ease using our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records requires 2 clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any difficulties. We've got a large help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to change your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the default two, you can select their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you'll have full control over your domains and subdomains and you're going to be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will allow you to view the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if required, to change any of them or set up new ones. Controlling these records is incredibly easy as all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes a few more clicks and in case you experience any issues, you can check out our educational videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you 100 % control of all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're pointing your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.