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 point your Internet domain to the servers of a specific website hosting company. In this way, you have got both your site and your emails handled by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, such as A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one reveals which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you enter a domain in your Internet browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be forwarded to the servers of another service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having separate records for the website and the e-mails suggests that you could have your website and your emails with 2 different providers if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting from our company, you are going to be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change certain records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to any other service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will permit 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 the slightest bit. If you want to use the e-mail services of a different company and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with just a couple of mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer, you will have total control over the records of all domain names and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record requires only a couple of mouse clicks. If you decide to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and point your domain name 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 name here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.