Each registered domain name has at least 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 certain website hosting company. In this way, you've got both your site and your emails handled by the exact same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, for example A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (, while the latter indicates which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, when you type a domain address in your 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 forwarded to the servers of a different service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having different records for the site and the emails means you could have your site and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a Linux cloud hosting from us, you are going to be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify particular records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails directed to any other provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to allow you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address in any way. If you choose to use the email services of a different company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do that with simply a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans which we provide, you are going to have full control over the records of all domain names and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record takes only a couple of mouse clicks. If you choose to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can edit the required record and point your domain to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still keep using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.