Every registered domain has at least two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a certain web hosting company. That way, you have got both your site and your emails handled by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, for example A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one reveals which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, any time you type a domain address in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may be sent to the servers of another provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having independent records for the site and the emails means you may have your website and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

With a shared hosting package from us, you are going to be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease through our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record requires only a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any problems. We also have a large help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to switch your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can choose their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you're going to have 100 % control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you'll be able to handle their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to see and update the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to take care of the account, comes with an advanced, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to edit their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be just as simple - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the two standard ones. In case you experience any troubles, we've got a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.