Every single registered domain has at least two 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 particular hosting company. In this way, you've got both your site and your emails managed by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, like A and MX. The former reveals which server deals with the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter reveals which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, any time you enter a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be forwarded 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. Having separate records for the site and the e-mails means that you could have your site and your e-mails with two different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting account from our company and you want to switch either your site or your emails to another provider, it's going to take you literally just two mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia CP offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you will be able to see and modify the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you want 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 couple of clicks either to add them. You can even set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a certain 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 necessary, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which shows how long a record will stay active after it is modified or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you will be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any one of the domains or subdomains which you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to control the account, provides an innovative, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to modify their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be just as easy - pick the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case that you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records other than the two default ones. If you experience any troubles, you will find a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.