Every registered domain name has at least 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a particular hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your website and your emails managed by the very same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, such as A and MX. The former reveals which server manages the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, whenever you enter a domain name in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may be sent to the servers of a different service provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having independent records for the website and the e-mails means you can have your website and your emails with two different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account through our company and you would like to point either your site or your emails to a different provider, it'll take you literally only 2 mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia CP offers 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 email provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard two, it is not going to take more than a few clicks either to add them. You may also 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 won't take more than a few 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 stay active after it's changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you will be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any one of the domain names or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to control the account, provides an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to edit their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be just as easy - pick the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be ready. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the 2 standard ones. If you encounter any problems, we've got a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.