Every registered domain name has a minimum of 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a specific hosting company. That way, you have both your site and your emails managed by the exact same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are lots 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 (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you type a domain name in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you could be directed to the servers of another service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the site and the e-mails suggests that you can have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting from us, you'll be able to see, create and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. So long as a specific domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change particular records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to any other company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will permit you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain the slightest bit. If you want to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with only a few mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the semi-dedicated hosting which we provide, you will 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 using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record requires simply a few mouse clicks. If you decide to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can change the required record and direct your domain to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still carry on using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're 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 each one.