Every registered domain name has at least 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a certain web hosting company. That way, you have got both your site and your emails handled by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, for instance A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (, while the latter reveals which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you enter a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be sent to the servers of another company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having separate records for the website and the e-mails means that you could have your site and your emails with 2 different providers if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud plan through our company, you are going to be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change specific records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to any other service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will even enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain in any way. If you choose to use the e-mail services of another provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do that with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domain names or subdomains is extremely easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are managed through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record will be as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any problems if you decide to direct your site or emails to an alternative provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you can also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.