Every single registered domain has at least 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a specific website hosting company. This way, you have got both your website and your emails handled by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, such as A and MX. The former shows which server handles the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one shows which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, when you enter a domain address in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be directed to the servers of a different service 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 emails means that you may have your website and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting account through our company and you want to direct either your website or your emails to another company, it'll take you literally just two clicks to do so. Our Hepsia CP comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you will be able to see and modify 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 default two, it's not going to take more than a few clicks either to add them. You could also 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 every record that you modify or set up is not going to take more than several hours and if necessary, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which shows how long a record will remain active after it is changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to see and change the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage the account, provides an state-of-the-art, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to edit their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be equally easy - select the domain/subdomain, type in 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 that you create in case you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the two default ones. If you encounter any difficulties, we have a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.