Every registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a particular website hosting provider. In this way, you've got both your site and your e-mails handled by the same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are a number of other records, such as A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, when you enter a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is forwarded 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 provider 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 may have your site and your emails with 2 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 wish to direct either your site or your e-mails to a different service provider, it is going to take you literally just 2 clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains will 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 decide to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the standard 2, it is not going to take more than a couple of mouse clicks either to add them. You can even set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the higher the priority a certain MX record is going to have. The propagation of any record that you modify or set up will not take more than several hours and if needed, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which shows how long a record will stay active after it's changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to view and edit the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to control the account, provides an sophisticated, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to edit their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be equally simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the two default ones. If you encounter any troubles, we have a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.