Every registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a specific hosting company. That way, you've got both your site and your e-mails handled by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, such as A and MX. The former shows which server manages the website for a given domain address 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, any time you enter a domain name in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may be directed 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 site and the e-mails means that you may have your website and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting account through our company and you wish to move either your website or your emails to another service provider, it'll take you literally simply 2 mouse clicks to do this. Our Hepsia Control Panel provides 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 edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you choose to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2, it's not going to take more than a few clicks either to add them. You could also 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 every record that you modify or create isn't going to take more than a few hours and if required, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that reveals how long a record will remain active after it's modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you're going to be able to see and edit the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage the account, comes with an innovative, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to edit their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be just as simple - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records aside from the 2 default ones. If you experience any issues, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.