Every single registered domain name has at least two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain to the servers of a particular web hosting provider. In this way, you've got both your website and your e-mails managed by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, like A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the website for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, when you enter a domain in your Internet browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of a different company provided 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 means that you could have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting account from our company and you want to switch either your website or your emails to a different service provider, it's going to take you literally simply two clicks to do it. Our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you'll be able to see and edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you wish to use a different email 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 can even set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a particular MX record is going to have. The propagation of any record that you change or set up isn't going to take more than a few hours and if needed, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that reveals how long a record will stay active after it's changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated plans that we offer, you are going to have complete control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record takes simply a few clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can change the required record and point your domain name to the other company for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.