Every registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain address to the servers of a particular hosting company. That way, you have both your website and your emails managed 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 former reveals which server deals with the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, whenever you enter a domain address in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of a different service provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having independent records for the site and the e-mails suggests that you could have your website and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, you're going to have 100 % control over the records of all domains and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and changing any record takes just a few clicks. If you decide to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can change the required record and direct your domain address to the other company for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain address here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.