Every single registered domain name has at least two Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a specific web hosting company. This way, you have got both your site and your emails managed by the exact same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one reveals which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you enter a domain address in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may be sent 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 different records for the website and the emails means that you can have your site and your e-mails with 2 different companies if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting account with our company and you would like to switch either your website or your emails to another provider, it will take you literally just two mouse clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you'll be able to see and change the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you want to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two, it is not going to take more than a few 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 will have. The propagation of every record that you modify or create isn't going to take more than several hours and if necessary, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which reveals how long a record will stay active after it's changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is really easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are managed through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record will be as easy 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 will not experience any difficulties if you wish to direct your website or e-mails to an alternative company while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.