Each registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a particular web hosting company. This way, you have got both your site and your emails handled by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, for example A and MX. The first one reveals which server handles the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you type a domain address in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of another company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having different records for the website and the emails means that you may have your website and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you wish to point either your website or your e-mails to another company, it'll take you literally only 2 clicks to do it. Our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you will be able to see and edit 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 create more MX records than the default two, it is not going to take more than a couple of 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 every record that you change or create isn't going to take more than several 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 remain active after it's modified or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages we provide, you are going to have total control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record requires only a few clicks. If you choose to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and point your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still carry on using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.