Each registered domain name has at least 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a specific hosting company. In this way, you have got both your website and your e-mails managed by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, such as A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you type a domain name in your Internet browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be directed to the servers of a different service provider provided 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 means you could have your site and your emails with 2 different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account from our company and you want to point either your site or your emails to a different company, it is going to take you literally only two mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you are going to be able to see and change 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 create more MX records than the standard two, it will not take more than a few mouse clicks either to add them. You can even set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the higher the priority a certain MX record is going to have. The propagation of each record that you change or create isn't going to take more than several hours and if necessary, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that indicates how long a record will remain active after it's modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any of your domain addresses or subdomains is very easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are handled via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any problems if you choose to point your website or e-mails to some other service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you can also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.