Every registered domain has no less than 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a particular website hosting provider. In this way, you have got both your site and your emails managed 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 reveals which server handles the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, any time you type a domain 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 may be directed to the servers of a different company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having separate records for the website and the emails means that you can have your website and your e-mails with two different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with our company and you want to direct either your website or your e-mails to a different company, it'll take you literally just 2 clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains will 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 default two, it won't take more than a few clicks either to add them. Also you can 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 each record that you change or create won't take more than several hours and if necessary, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that indicates how long a record will remain active after it's modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated servers we offer, you are going to have full control over the records of all domain names and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record requires as little as a couple of mouse clicks. If you want to change your web or email hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and direct your domain address to the other company for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain address here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.