Each registered domain has a minimum of 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a certain hosting provider. This way, you have got both your site and your e-mails handled by the exact same service provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are lots of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one shows which server handles the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one reveals which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, any time you type a domain name in your web browser, your request is sent 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 a different service provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having independent records for the website and the e-mails means you can have your website and your e-mails with two different companies if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting account through our company and you wish to point either your site or your e-mails to another company, it'll take you literally only two mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia CP provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you will be able to see and modify the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you wish to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard 2, it is not going to take more than a couple of mouse clicks either to add them. You can even set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a given MX record is going to have. The propagation of every record that you modify or set up will not take more than a few hours and if required, you'll 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
With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we provide, you're going to have total control over the records of all domain names and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record takes just a couple of clicks. If you choose to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can change the required record and direct your domain to the other company for one of the services, while you still keep using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.