Every registered domain name has at least two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a certain website hosting provider. That way, you have both your site and your e-mails managed by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, like A and MX. The first one reveals which server handles the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (, while the latter shows which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, whenever you type a domain name in your Internet 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 forwarded to the servers of another company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having independent records for the site and the e-mails means you can have your site and your e-mails with two different companies if you would like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting account with our company and you wish to point either your site or your e-mails to a different service provider, it is going to take you literally simply 2 clicks to do this. Our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you will be able to see and edit 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 default two, it will not take more than a few clicks either to add them. You can also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a given MX record will have. The propagation of any record that you change or create will not take more than a few hours and if required, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which reveals how long a record will stay active after it is changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to view and change the A and MX records for any one of the domain names or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to handle the account, offers an state-of-the-art, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to change their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records other than the 2 default ones. If you encounter any troubles, you will find a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.