Each registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a specific web hosting provider. In this way, you've got both your website and your e-mails handled by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, like A and MX. The first one reveals which server manages the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (, while the second one reveals which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you enter a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be forwarded to the servers of another provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having separate records for the site and the e-mails suggests that you may have your site and your e-mails with two different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud plan from our company, you'll be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domains. Assuming that a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify particular records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails directed to another company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to permit you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address the slightest bit. If you choose to use the e-mail services of another provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do this with only a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is really easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are handled via 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 can click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't encounter any difficulties if you wish to switch your website or e-mails to a different service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you could also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.