Each 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 website hosting provider. This way, you've got both your website and your emails handled by the very same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are lots of other records, such as A and MX. The former reveals which server deals with the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you enter a domain name in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of a different company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having independent records for the site and the e-mails suggests that you could have your site and your e-mails with two different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account from our company and you wish to switch either your site or your emails to a different company, it will take you literally simply 2 clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you're going to be able to see and change the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you decide to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard 2, it will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks either to add them. You can even set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the higher the priority a given MX record will 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, which reveals how long a record will stay active after it's changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, will permit you to see the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if needed, to update any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is incredibly easy because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and in case you experience any issues, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you total control of all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're moving your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.