Every registered domain has no less than two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your Internet domain to the servers of a particular website hosting provider. This way, you've got both your website and your emails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, for example A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you enter a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may 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 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 Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and you wish to direct either your site or your e-mails to an alternative provider, it'll take you literally simply two mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you're going to be able to see and modify the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you choose to use a different email provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two, it's not going to take more than a few mouse clicks either to add them. You can even set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a particular MX record is going to have. The propagation of every record that you modify or set up is not going to take more than several hours and if required, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that reveals how long a record will remain active after it is modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you'll be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to handle the account, provides an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to change their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records besides the two default ones. If you ever experience any troubles, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.