Each registered domain has a minimum of two 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 company. This way, you've got both your site and your e-mails managed by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, for example A and MX. The former reveals which server manages the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (, while the latter indicates which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you type a domain name in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be directed to the servers of a different provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having separate records for the website and the emails means that you may have your site and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux cloud web hosting that we offer, allows you to see, modify and set up A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you'll be able to view a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is equally simple if, as an illustration, you would like to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You may also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, 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 will contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you will be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any of your domain addresses or subdomains is extremely easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are handled by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't encounter any difficulties if you want to move your website or e-mails to some other company while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.