Each registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a specific web hosting company. This way, you have both your site and your emails handled by the exact same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, for instance 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 second one indicates which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, any time you enter a domain name in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you will be directed to the servers of another 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 e-mails suggests that you may have your website and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account from our company and you want to point either your website or your e-mails to another service provider, it is going to take you literally just two mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia CP provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to 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 wish to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the standard two, it's not going to take more than a few mouse clicks either to add them. Also you can set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a particular MX record is going to have. The propagation of each record that you change or create is not going to take more than several hours and if needed, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that indicates how long a record will remain active after it is changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you're going to be able to view and update the A and MX records for any one of the domains or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage the account, offers an state-of-the-art, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to change their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be equally simple - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records other than the two default ones. If you encounter any difficulties, we have a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.