Each registered domain name has at least 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a certain web hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your website and your e-mails managed by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, like A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, whenever you type a domain address in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of another company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having separate records for the site and the emails suggests that you can have your site and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
With a shared hosting package from us, you are going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily via our sophisticated Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires only a few more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't experience any complications. We've got a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you want to switch your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you can choose their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you will have full control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.
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 very easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are maintained by using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't encounter any troubles if you decide to direct your website or emails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.