Every registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a specific hosting provider. This way, you have got both your website and your e-mails managed by the exact same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, such as A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one indicates which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, when you enter a domain in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be sent 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 different records for the site and the emails suggests that you could have your website and your e-mails with two different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting plan from our company, you are going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. Assuming that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify particular records using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails pointed to any other provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool is going to allow you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address at all. If you want to use the email services of a different provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with only a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to view and update the A and MX records for every one of the domains or subdomains that you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to control the account, provides an innovative, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to edit their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records aside from the two standard ones. In case you experience any difficulties, we've got a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.