Each registered domain has no less than 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your Internet domain to the servers of a particular web hosting company. In this way, you have got both your site and your e-mails handled by the exact same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are a number of other records, like A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (, while the latter indicates which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you type a domain in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be sent to the servers of a different provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having different records for the site and the emails means that you could have your website and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting service from our company, you'll be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domains. Assuming that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change specific records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails directed to any other provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool is going to permit you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name at all. If you decide to use the e-mail services of a different company and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with simply a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to see and update the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to take care of the account, comes with an innovative, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to change their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be equally simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records besides the two standard ones. If you ever experience any difficulties, we've got a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.