Each registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a particular hosting company. In this way, you have both your website and your e-mails managed by the same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are lots of other records, such as A and MX. The first one reveals which server handles the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (, while the latter reveals which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you type a domain in your browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of another company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having separate records for the website and the emails suggests that you could have your site and your emails with 2 different companies if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

With a shared web hosting package from our company, you will be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains with ease via our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires only a couple of more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any complications. We also have a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you want to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will deal with your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you will have full control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you're going to be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated servers which we provide, you are going to have total control over the records of all domains and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record requires only a couple of clicks. If you want to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and direct your domain name to the other company for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain name here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.