Every single registered domain has at least 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a particular hosting provider. In this way, you have both your website and your e-mails handled by the exact same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one reveals which server manages the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, any time 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 another service provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having independent records for the site and the emails means you may have your website and your emails with two different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting through us, you will be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Provided that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify certain records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to another company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even 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 Internet domain the slightest bit. If you choose to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do it with only a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the Linux semi-dedicated service which we provide, you will have total control over the records of all domains and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record takes as little as a couple of clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the required record and point your domain to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still carry on using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.