Each registered domain has at least two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a particular hosting provider. This way, you have both your website and your e-mails managed by the very same service provider. 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 shows which server handles the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (, while the latter reveals which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, when you type a domain in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you will 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 domain. Having independent records for the website and the e-mails means that you could have your site and your emails with 2 different companies if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

With a shared hosting plan from us, you will be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains easily by using our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records takes two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any complications. We also have a comprehensive help section that makes things even easier. If you wish to change your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you will have complete control of your domains and subdomains and you will be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to view and edit the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to control the account, provides an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to modify their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be just as easy - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the two default ones. If you experience any problems, we have a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.