Every single registered domain name has at least two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a particular hosting company. This way, you have both your website and your e-mails handled by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, like A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you type a domain in your web browser, your request is forwarded 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 a different provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having independent records for the website and the e-mails means you may have your website and your emails with two different providers if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a Linux cloud package through us, you will be able to view, create 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 change particular records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails pointed to another service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will enable you to have a domain name 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 in any way. If you decide to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with only a couple of mouse clicks through 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 Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, allows you to see the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to change any of them or set up new ones. Controlling these records is incredibly easy because all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a few more clicks and if you experience any issues, you can check out our educational videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to offer you complete control of all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are moving your e-mails to a different provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.