Each registered domain has at least 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a certain website hosting provider. In this way, you have both your website and your e-mails handled by the same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (, while the latter shows which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, any time you enter a domain name in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may be forwarded to the servers of a different company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the site and the emails means you could have your site and your emails with two different companies if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting through us, you will be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change particular records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel 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 will enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address in any way. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with simply a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to view and update the A and MX records for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to take care of the account, comes with an innovative, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to modify their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be just as simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records other than the two default ones. In case you encounter any troubles, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.