Every registered domain has no less than two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a certain web hosting company. In this way, you've got both your website and your e-mails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, for example A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (, while the latter shows which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you enter a domain 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 will be sent to the servers of a different provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having different records for the website and the emails means that you can have your site and your emails with 2 different companies if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud web hosting through us, you're going to be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Provided that a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify specific records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to any other company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will permit you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain the slightest bit. If you choose to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with only a few mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to see and update the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to handle the account, provides an innovative, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to change their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be just as simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records other than the two default ones. If you ever encounter any difficulties, you will find a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.