Every registered domain has at least two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a specific web hosting provider. That way, you've got both your website and your e-mails managed by the exact 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 shows which server manages the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, any time you enter 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 could be forwarded to the servers of another provider in case 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 emails with two different companies if you wish.

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 site or your emails to a different company, it is going to take you literally simply 2 mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia CP comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you will be able to see and change the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you decide to use a different email provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2, it won't take more than a few mouse clicks either to add them. You could also 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 won't take more than a few hours and if necessary, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that indicates how long a record will stay active after it is modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is very easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are handled through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't experience any problems if you choose to switch your website or e-mails to another service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.