Every single registered domain has a minimum of 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a certain website hosting provider. That way, you have got both your site and your emails handled by the 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 site for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter indicates which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, when you enter a domain name in your Internet browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain address 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 separate records for the website and the e-mails means that you could have your site and your e-mails with two different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting account through our company and you would like to direct either your site or your emails to another provider, it will take you literally only 2 clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you'll be able to see and edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you want to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2, 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 higher the priority a particular MX record will have. The propagation of every record that you modify or create won't take more than several hours and if required, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which indicates how long a record will remain active after it's modified or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated services, will enable you to view the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains in your account and if required, to update any of them or set up new ones. Managing these records is very easy because all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes a few more clicks and in case you experience any troubles, you can check out our educational videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with total control over 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 company and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.