Each registered domain has no less than two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a specific web hosting provider. In this way, you've got both your website and your emails managed by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, like A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter indicates which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, when you enter a domain in your browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of another service provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having different records for the website and the emails means you may have your site and your e-mails with 2 different providers if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account through our company and you wish to point either your website or your emails to another service provider, it will take you literally simply two mouse clicks to do it. Our Hepsia CP provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you'll be able to see and change the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you wish to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard 2, it will not take more than a couple of clicks either to add them. You may also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the higher the priority a certain MX record will have. The propagation of any record that you modify or set up isn't going to take more than a few 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 stay active after it's changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated servers, will allow you to view the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if required, to change any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is very easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and if you experience any difficulties, you can check out our instructional videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you total control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're pointing your emails to a different provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.