Every single registered domain has at least 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain address to the servers of a particular hosting provider. That way, you have got both your site and your e-mails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, like A and MX. The first one reveals which server handles the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter indicates which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, any time you type a domain in your browser, your request is sent 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 provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having different records for the site and the e-mails means that you could have your website and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account through our company and you want to move either your website or your e-mails to an alternative company, it is going to take you literally only 2 mouse clicks to do this. Our Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains will 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 wish to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard 2, it's not going to take more than a few mouse clicks either to add them. You can also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a given MX record will have. The propagation of every record that you change or set up is not going to take more than a few hours and if needed, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which indicates how long a record will stay active after it is changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any of your domain addresses or subdomains is extremely easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are maintained through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any difficulties if you want to switch your site or e-mails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.