Every single registered domain has no less than two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a certain website hosting company. This way, you've got both your site and your emails managed by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, like A and MX. The first one reveals which server deals with the website for a given Internet domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you type a domain in your web browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you could be directed to the servers of a different company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having independent records for the website and the emails means that you could have your site and your emails with two different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting account through our company and you want to point either your site or your e-mails to another company, it is going to take you literally only 2 clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you're going to be able to see and edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you choose 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 higher the priority a particular MX record is going to have. The propagation of every record that you change or create is not going to take more than a few hours and if required, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that indicates how long a record will stay active after it's modified or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is extremely easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you won't experience any problems if you wish to switch your website or e-mails to a different company while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you may also create additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.