Every single registered domain name has no less than two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a specific web hosting company. This way, you have both your site and your emails managed by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are lots of other records, for example A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (, while the latter reveals which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you type a domain name in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may 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 name. Having different records for the site and the e-mails means you can have your site and your e-mails with two different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

With a website hosting package from us, you'll be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly via our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records requires 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any problems. We also have an in depth help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have 100 % control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will enable you to view the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to change any of them or set up new ones. Controlling these records is incredibly easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes a few more clicks and if you experience any problems, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with total control over all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.