Each registered domain name has at least two 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 hosting provider. That way, you have both your site and your emails handled by the very same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, 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 and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you enter a domain name 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 will be sent to the servers of another service provider 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 website and your e-mails with two different companies if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting account with our company and you want to direct either your website or your emails to a different provider, it'll take you literally simply two clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you'll be able to see and edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you decide to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two, it is not going to take more than a couple of clicks either to add them. You can even set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a certain MX record will have. The propagation of each record that you modify or create will not take more than a few hours and if necessary, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that reveals how long a record will stay active after it is modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is incredibly easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are handled through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't experience any problems if you want to point your site or e-mails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.