Each registered domain name has no less than two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a certain website hosting company. In this way, you've got both your website and your e-mails managed by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there is a variety of other records, like A and MX. The first one reveals which server handles the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (, while the latter shows which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, when you type a domain in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may be sent 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 name. Having separate records for the site and the e-mails suggests that you may have your website and your e-mails with two different providers if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you want to point either your website or your emails to another provider, it will take you literally just 2 clicks to do this. Our Hepsia Control Panel provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you will be able to see and edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you choose to use a different email provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the standard two, it will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks either to add them. You could also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a given MX record is going to have. The propagation of every record that you modify 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 shows how long a record will stay active after it's changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we provide, you will have full control over the records of all domains and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record takes simply a couple of clicks. If you choose to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and point your domain to the other company for one of the services, while you still carry on using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.