Each registered domain name has a minimum of 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 certain website hosting company. That way, you have got both your website and your e-mails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you enter a domain address 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 could be directed to the servers of another 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 e-mails means that you may have your website and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every Linux web hosting that we offer you, will permit you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for each domain or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is as easy if, as an example, you would like to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. Also you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it will contact the next one. With our advanced tool, you are going to be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even if you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting packages, will allow you to view the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if needed, to update any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is incredibly easy because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes a few more clicks and if 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 people with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with complete control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your emails to a different provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.