Every registered domain has no less than 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a certain web hosting provider. This way, you have both your website and your emails handled by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one reveals which server manages the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (, while the second one reveals which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, any time you type a domain in your browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you could 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 domain name. Having different records for the site and the e-mails suggests that you may have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

If you have a Linux web hosting through us, you are going to be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify particular records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to another company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will even allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain at all. If you want to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with only a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any of your domain addresses or subdomains is extremely easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are handled by using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any difficulties if you wish to move your website or e-mails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.