Each registered domain has a minimum of 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a specific web hosting company. In this way, you have got both your site and your emails managed by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The first one reveals which server deals with the site for a given domain 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 example, when you type a domain in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be directed to the servers of a different service provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the site and the emails means you can have your site and your emails 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 wish to switch either your website or your emails to another company, it is going to take you literally simply two mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you're going to be able to see and edit 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 two, it is 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 bigger the priority a given MX record is going to have. The propagation of every record that you modify or set up will not take more than a few hours and if required, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which indicates how long a record will remain active after it is modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated servers which we provide, you'll have total control over the records of all domain names and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and changing any record requires only a couple of mouse clicks. If you want to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the required record and point your domain to the other company for one of the services, while you still keep using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain address here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.