Every registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a certain hosting company. In this way, you have got both your website and your emails managed by the same provider. 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 former shows which server handles the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter reveals which server manages the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, any time you enter a domain name in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be directed to the servers of another company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having different records for the site and the emails suggests that you could have your site and your emails with 2 different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting account through our company and you would like to direct either your site or your emails to a different service provider, it will take you literally only 2 clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names 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 choose to use a different email provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard two, it is not going to take more than a couple of clicks either to add them. You could also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a given MX record is going to have. The propagation of each record that you modify or set up 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 shows how long a record will remain active after it is changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to see and change the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to control the account, offers an state-of-the-art, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to modify their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be just as simple - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the two default ones. In case you encounter any difficulties, we have a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.