Each registered domain has at least 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your Internet domain to the servers of a certain web hosting provider. In this way, you have both your site and your e-mails managed by the exact same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, such as A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, any time you enter a domain in your Internet browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be sent to the servers of a different provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having separate records for the site and the emails means that you could have your website and your e-mails with two different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account through our company and you want to point either your website or your e-mails to a different service provider, it's going to take you literally simply two clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you'll be able to see and change the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you choose to use a different email provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard two, it will not take more than a few clicks either to add them. You can even set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a certain MX record is going to have. The propagation of any record that you change or set up isn't going to take more than several hours and if necessary, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which reveals how long a record will remain active after it's changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is extremely easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are handled through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't experience any issues if you choose to direct your website or emails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you could also create additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.