Every single registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a certain hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your website and your emails handled by the very same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, such as A and MX. The former shows which server handles the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one shows which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, whenever you enter a domain address in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be directed to the servers of a different provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having different records for the website and the e-mails suggests that you may have your website and your emails with two different companies if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a Linux shared website hosting service through our company, you'll be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a given domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify particular records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails pointed to another provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will even enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name in any way. If you decide to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to see and update the A and MX records for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll 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 will be able to modify their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as simple - pick the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case that you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the two standard ones. If you experience any troubles, we've got a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.