Every registered domain has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a specific website hosting provider. This way, you have got both your site and your e-mails managed by the very 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 former shows which server handles the site for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you type a domain address in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could 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 Internet domain. Having separate records for the website and the e-mails suggests that you can have your site and your e-mails with two different companies if you wish.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account from our company and you wish to direct either your website or your e-mails to a different provider, it'll take you literally simply 2 mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel provides 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 want to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard two, it is not going to take more than a few 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 every record that you modify or create will not take more than several hours and if necessary, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which shows how long a record will remain active after it's changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, will permit you to view the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to update any of them or set up new ones. Controlling these records is very easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a few more clicks and if you experience any troubles, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with 100 % control of all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're moving your emails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.