Every single registered domain name has no less than two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your Internet domain to the servers of a particular web hosting company. This way, you have got both your website and your e-mails handled by the same provider. 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 shows 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 deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you enter a domain in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of a different provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having separate 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 Hosting

If you have a hosting account from our company and you wish to switch either your site or your e-mails to another service provider, it is going to take you literally simply 2 mouse clicks to do this. Our Hepsia Control Panel provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains 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 wish to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2, it won't 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 modify or set up isn't going to take more than a few hours and if needed, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that shows how long a record will stay active after it's modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you're going to have complete control over the records of all domain names and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record takes as little as a couple of clicks. If you decide to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the required record and direct your domain address to the other company for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.