Every single registered domain has a minimum of 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a specific hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your site and your e-mails handled by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are a number of other records, for instance A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (, while the second one shows which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, whenever you type a domain in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of another service provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having independent records for the site and the e-mails means you could have your website and your emails with 2 different providers if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account from our company and you wish to direct either your site or your e-mails to a different service provider, it is going to take you literally only 2 mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you're going to be able to see and modify the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you wish to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two, it is not going to take more than a few mouse clicks either to add them. You could also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a particular MX record will have. The propagation of any record that you change or create is not going to take more than several hours and if required, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that indicates how long a record will stay active after it's modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our semi-dedicated servers, allows you to view the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if required, to change any of them or set up new ones. Handling these records is incredibly easy as all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes a few more clicks and if you experience any troubles, you can check out our educational videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you 100 % control over all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're pointing your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.