Each registered domain has a minimum of 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a particular hosting company. This way, you have both your website and your emails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, such as A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (, while the latter reveals which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, any time you type a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be directed to the servers of another company in case 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 suggests that you can have your website and your emails with two different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

With a cloud web hosting plan from us, you'll be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease by using our innovative Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records takes 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires only a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any complications. We also have a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you'd like to switch your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard two, you can select their priority i.e. which record will handle your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you are going to have full control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you're going to be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

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 any of the domains or subdomains that you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to handle the account, comes with an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to modify their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be equally easy - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the 2 default ones. If you ever encounter any difficulties, you will find a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.