Every registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain address to the servers of a specific website hosting provider. That way, you have got both your website and your e-mails managed by the exact same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter reveals which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you enter a domain name in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of another provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having separate records for the website and the e-mails means that you can have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting account through our company and you want to point either your website or your e-mails to another company, it is going to take you literally only 2 mouse clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP comes with 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 want to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard 2, it is not going to take more than a couple of mouse clicks either to add them. Also you can set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a certain MX record will have. The propagation of every record that you change or set up will not take more than a few hours and if necessary, you will 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
With the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer, you'll have complete control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and changing any record requires only a couple of mouse clicks. If you choose to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can change the necessary record and direct your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still keep using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.