Each registered domain has no less than two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a certain web hosting provider. In this way, you've got both your site and your emails handled by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, like A and MX. The former reveals which server manages the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you type a domain address in your 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 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 name. Having independent records for the site and the e-mails means that you may have your site and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting account through our company and you would like to point either your website or your e-mails to an alternative company, it's going to take you literally only 2 mouse 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're going to be able to see and modify the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you choose to use a different email provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the standard two, it's not going to take more than a couple of mouse clicks either to add them. Also you can set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a certain MX record will have. The propagation of each record that you modify or create isn't going to take more than a few hours and if needed, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which reveals how long a record will stay active after it is modified or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to view and update the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to control the account, provides an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to edit their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as easy - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the two standard ones. In case you experience any troubles, we have a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.