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 address to the servers of a certain hosting company. This way, you have both your website and your emails handled by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, like A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (, while the second one shows which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, any time you enter a domain address in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be forwarded to the servers of another service provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having independent records for the site and the emails means that you could have your site and your e-mails with two different providers if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting package we provide, allows you to see, modify and create A and MX records for each domain name or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update won't take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is equally easy if, as an illustration, you want to use the e-mail 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 single MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Through our state-of-the-art tool, you're going to be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease even when you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to view and edit the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage the account, provides an innovative, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to edit their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be equally simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the two default ones. If you encounter any problems, you will find a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.