Each registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a certain web hosting provider. In this way, you've got both your website and your e-mails handled by the exact same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, such as A and MX. The first one reveals which server deals with the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (188.8.131.52), while the second one shows which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, whenever you type a domain name in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you could be sent to the servers of a different company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having different records for the website and the emails means that you may have your website and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you're going to be able to see and edit the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains which you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to handle the account, comes with an innovative, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to change their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be just as simple - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the two default ones. If you experience any issues, we have a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.