Every single registered domain name has a minimum of 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a particular hosting provider. That way, you have both your site and your emails managed by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, such as A and MX. The former shows which server handles the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one indicates which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, when you type a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be forwarded to the servers of a different service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having separate records for the website and the emails means you can have your site and your e-mails with two different providers if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting plan we offer you, will permit you to view, modify and create A and MX records for each Internet domain or subdomain within your account. Using the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their related records, so any update will not take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, as an example, you want to use the email services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You can even set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Through our state-of-the-art tool, you'll be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even if you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated plans, will permit you to see the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains in your account and if needed, to change any of them or set up new ones. Managing these records is very easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a few more clicks and in case you experience any troubles, you can check out our instructional videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to offer you full control of all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are moving your e-mails to a different provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.