Every single registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a particular website hosting provider. In this way, you've got both your website and your emails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are a number of other records, like A and MX. The former reveals which server handles the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter reveals which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you enter a domain name in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be directed to the servers of another service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having independent records for the site and the emails suggests that you may have your site and your emails with 2 different companies if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account through our company and you want to point either your site or your emails to another service provider, it is going to take you literally just two clicks to do it. Our Hepsia CP 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 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 create more MX records than the standard 2, it's not going to take more than a few clicks either to add them. You can even set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the higher the priority a particular MX record is going to have. The propagation of every record that you change or set up 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 Servers

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is really easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed by using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple 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 site or e-mails to an alternative company while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you could also create additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.